Hombre adulto con uso nocivo de alcohol

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Event infoLa Unidad de Reducción de la Demanda de la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas y 

La Facultad de Psicología (UNAM)

Invitan a la 11a. Sesión Clínica: 

Hombre adulto con uso nocivo de alcohol

Fecha: Viernes 30 de octubre de 2020.

Hora: 10:00 am - 11:30 am (06:00-UTC) Tiempo de la Ciudad de México.

La sesión se llevará a cabo a través de la plataforma ZOOM, EL REGISTRO ÚNICAMENTE es por medio de la siguiente liga: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocuqopjovHtIHemUeXgZSlL7FANP_NTrU

En caso de dudas o comentarios favor de enviar un mensaje al correo: sesionesacademicasutc [at] gmail [dot] com  

Cruz Martín del Campo, S., León Parra, B. and Angulo Rosas, E.A. (2019). What you need to know about drugs. Mexico: Youth Integration Centers.

In 2013, under the convocation of the National Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), a group of experts in reducing the demand for drugs, several government institutions and civil society organizations met to develop the "Communicator's Guide. Information on drug use disorders." With the support of the Gonzalo Río Arronte Foundation (FGRA), it was published and published in 2014.

This year, the FGRA Addictions Committee authorized a re-election. At the time, experts from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National PolytechnicInstitute (Cinvestav),Youth Integration Centers, A.C. (ICJ) and the Institute for Addiction Care and Prevention in Mexico City (IAPA) were worked on. Later, the main experts in the area reviewed and validated the information.

Epidemiological data and new thematic axes were updated, such as: new psychoactive substances, public policies, traditional and emerging challenges, gender focus on addiction care, in addition to improving its design and changing the title to facilitate its reading and make the text more exclusive.

We invite you to use it and spread it as a tool that can support your important work.

Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Uso Indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas










Los invitamos a acompañarnos este jueves 25 de junio en el Conversatorio para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Uso Indebido de drogas. La transmisión va a ser en vivo a  través de nuestra página de facebook CIJ Oficial a las 19:00 horas (hora de México).

Haga clic aquí para ver el video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJSjxTpNeEM 

ISSUP Mexico

Motivational Interviewing Course: Assisting Patients in Making Sustainable Positive Lifestyle Changes

We invite you to register for this free webinar-based training course on Motivational Interviewing (MI). The three week long series is presented by Igor Koutsenok, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry.

Igor Koutsenok ISSUP Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an essential, client-centered, counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this skills-building opportunity presented by a recognized expert in the field of MI.

The course consists of four sessions to be held during June 2020 (see course descriptions and session dates below).

We highly encourage registration for all sessions.

Course Description

This is a training in evidence-based clinical methods of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationships in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.     

Course Objectives

The goal is to provide knowledge and practical skill training for various practitioners on effective ways to enhance motivation of patients with substance use disorders that require significant behavioral changes to initiate and sustain positive and healthy behavioral choices. Skill building, and experiential training will be emphasized throughout the course by exercises to develop a therapeutic alliance with patients, assess patient needs, level of engagement in treatment process, structure treatment sessions, select appropriate interventions, and assist patient in maintaining motivation for a sustainable behavioral change.

Participants will learn the basic and advanced skills in motivational interviewing and strategies for engaging patients in collaborative relationship in treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. The course will:

  1. Help participants to acquire a systemic perspective of motivational interviewing and other motivational enhancement strategies;
  2. Build necessary clinical skills and attitudes to implement new strategies in working with ambivalent patients.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, every participant will be able to:

  1. Describe all the aspects of the spirit of MI
  2. Explain the differences between MI and other counselling strategies
  3. Demonstrate the ability to respond to clients with reflective listening statements
  4. Identify change talk within client speech
  5. Generate open questions designed to elicit change talk
  6. Generate MI-consistent responses to client resistant statements
  7. Differentiate commitment language from other forms of change talk
  8. Provide and empathetic summary statements collecting change talk

Course Content, Dates & Registration

Session 1: Thursday June 4th 2020

Motivational Interviewing: Basic Understanding

After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises will help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction: Motivation and behavioral change in addiction medicine
  • Review of the concepts of Ambivalence, Stages of change, the righting reflex, limits of persuasion.
  • Spirit of MI
  • Expressing empathy
  • Roadblocks to communication
  • Four Processes in MI

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar Recording 

Slide Deck

Session 2: Thursday June 11th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI - OARS

This session will focus on Fundamental Skills in MI (OARS), providing practical exercises to help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, and roll with resistance. Participants will learn strategies for engaging patients in a collaborative relationship in the treatment process and assist them in achieving sustainable positive behavioral changes. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building a therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatment modalities will be considered.    

Learning outcomes:

  • Open and closed ended questions
  • Affirmations
  • Summaries
  • Rowing with OARS

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording

Session 3: Thursday June 18th 2020

Fundamental Skills in MI Continued

This third session will continue to focus on MI fundamentals, with a focus on more advanced skills and the integration of MI with other strategies and treatment modalities. Research evidence will be reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of building therapeutic relationship in clients’ outcomes.       

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognition and responding to change talk and sustain talk
  • Forming reflections
  • Levels of reflections
  • Recognizing readiness
  • Initial and intermediate planning
  • Integration with other skills and strategies

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

Session 4: Friday June 19th 2020

The fourth and final session will continue to build on MI Fundamentals covered in Session 3, increasing your knowledge of advanced MI skills.

Time: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm London

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar recording 

We look forward to you joining us for these virtual sessions! Please contact info [at] issup [dot] net if you have any questions.

About Professor Koutsenok

Dr. Igor Koutsenok is а Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Director of the Center for Addiction Research, Training and Application, Director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine, and a co-director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center. He is also a Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction.

In 1983 he graduated as a medical doctor from the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986, he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he received a degree in addiction psychiatry at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School. In 1996, he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. In 2013-2016 he served as Chief of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna.

Over the last 25 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of multiple training and technical assistance programs for mental health and addiction treatment practitioners, primary health care and social work practitioners, criminal justice professionals in the United States and around the world. He is also directing the UCSD Summer Clinical Institute - the second longest running Summer Institute in the United States (over 40 years). Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

For many years, Dr. Koutsenok taught general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications, one monograph, and contributed to 4 book. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and more than 40 countries around the world. He is a proud father of three.

Prevention of Substance Use Based on Evidence and Cultural Adaptation

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Washington DC
United States

This presentation will give a brief summary of the meaning of evidence-based prevention, what interventions consist of, and the scope they may have. In the same way, there will also be a review of the learnings and outcomes that both prevention practice and research have left, as well as the barriers that are imposed for the implementation of these interventions.

Keepin'it REAL (KiR), a prevention program that teaches life strategies to young people between the ages of 12 and 14, will be talked about.

Time: May 19, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Welcome words:

Adam Namm, CICAD Executive Secretary
Jimena Kalawski, Head of CICAD's Demand Reduction Unit


Dr. Flavio Marsiglia – Director, Global Center for Applied Health Research – Arizona State University
Maria Paula Luna – Director of Professional Development – Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)


To register, use the following link:


When you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration with all the details to connect. If you do not receive this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Please note that this virtual round table will be held in Spanish and will not have interpretation services.

Event Language


Introduction to the Universal Prevention and Treatment Curriculum (UPC/UTC)

On May 7th, 2020, ISSUP Mexico in collaboration with CICAD and ISSUP Global organized an online Introduction to the Universal Prevention and Treatment Curriculum (UPC/UTC). 122 prevention and treatment directors working for Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) and members of ISSUP Mexico participated in the session

Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of ISSUP Global, Carmen Fernández Cáceres, CIJ’s General Director and ISSUP Mexico President, and Jimena Kalawski, Chief of CICAD’s Demand Reduction Unit provided opening remarks. Andrea Escobar, Senior Programme Officer at CICAD, introduced the session and speakers and moderated the Q&A session. Two regional UPC and UTC trainers gave detailed presentations on the content and the certification process. During the Q&A session, one of the main focus areas was the online adaptation of the material.


Andrea Escobar - Senior Programme Officer - CICAD

Welcome Remarks:

Livia Edegger - Deputy Director - ISSUP Global
Mtra. Carmen Fernández Cáceres - Director - CIJ, President - ISSUP Mexico
Jimena Kalawski - Chief of the Demand Reduction Unit - CICAD


Edwin Peñaherra, Peru: Prevention Expert 

Diego Camacho, Costa Rica: UTC Certified Regional Trainer



WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

In this webinar, Cary explains how to identify healthy and unhealthy traits, how we can care for ourselves, and what authentic self-care looks like.

Cary has worked in the field of substance use disorders for 18 years. She is passionate about helping professionals in this field to take care of themselves so they can thrive and help those in need. Cary has worked in direct care in non-profit in the U.S., has run Residential, Outpatient, and Criminal Justice treatment programs, and has trained and mentored other substance use professionals. She is now the Deputy Director for the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) and supports the development of addiction studies programs around the world. She is a global trainer in the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC).

Recorded on 13 March 2020

Cary Hopkins Eyles

Objetivos de la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Uso de Sustancias en México

  • ISSUP y CIJ se unen para certificar a más profesionales en México
  • ISSUP, interesados en la prevención y el tratamiento de adicciones de alta calidad a nivel mundial

Nuestra visión es crear una red de profesionales en el campo de la prevención y el tratamiento de la toxicomanía, que sea conectada, entrenada e informada, y que realice y promueva la atención de alta calidad, basados en evidencia”, explicó Livia Edegger, subdirectora de la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Uso de Sustancias (ISSUP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el último panel del 20° Congreso Internacional en Adicciones.

La maestra Edegger felicitó a CIJ por sus 50 años de trayectoria y presentó a ISSUP como una organización no gubernamental, cuyo objetivo es formar, actualizar y especializar a las personas que trabajan en salud pública y en otras  áreas de reducción de la demanda de drogas. ISSUP cuenta con nueve mil miembros en 167 países. Además, ofrece oportunidades de interacción entre la sociedad civil, el gobierno, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, los centros de salud y las universidades a nivel nacional e internacional.

Queremos promover el intercambio de ideas y de prácticas entre todos los profesionales en el campo de la prevención, tratamiento y recuperación del consumo de drogas: Livia Edegger.

Señaló que ISSUP cuenta con el apoyo de importantes organizaciones, como la Oficina de Asuntos Internacionales y Aplicación de la Ley (INL) del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos, el Plan Colombo y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC). También forma parte de un grupo de organismos que se dedican a la reducción de la demanda, como el Consorcio de Universidades para la Reducción de la Demanda de Drogas (ICUDDR) y el Centro Global de la Certificación y Acreditación de Profesionales (GCCC).

Membresías y áreas de trabajo

Explicó que se puede formar parte de ISSUP a través de una membresía, la cual es gratuita y tiene tres categorías de afiliación: estudiantes que todavía están cursando la universidad; estándar, para personas que ya han terminado su carrera académica, están trabajando en el campo, pero tienen menos de cinco años; y avanzada, para quienes ya tienen más de cinco años laborando en el ámbito de la prevención y el tratamiento.

Comentó que ISSUP tiene diferentes áreas de trabajo la digital, que comprende su sitio web (www.issup.net/es), redes sociales y boletines; eventos, como la conferencia internacional que realizan anualmente y reúne a la comunidad global de la reducción de la demanda de drogas, para recibir capacitación, establecer contactos y obtener credenciales; y los Capítulos Nacionales, que permiten el intercambio de conocimiento, la construcción de redes y el desarrollo profesional.

Respecto a su área de trabajo, la digital, la maestra Edegger explicó que en su “página web pueden encontrar todos los manuales y materiales de capacitación en español y en otros idiomas; también tenemos una base de datos con información sobre todos los cursos de capacitación que se están ofreciendo en el momento. Este sitio es como una biblioteca virtual, también contiene resúmenes de estudios e investigaciones, publicaciones sobre tendencias, datos del uso de drogas a nivel mundial y nacional, y tiene una sección de recursos que los profesionales pueden incorporar en su trabajo”.

En cuanto a los eventos, indicó que el último se realizó en Viena, con más de 400 participantes de 60 países, quienes tomaron cursos de capacitación por parte de varias organizaciones internacionales, incluyendo a Plan Colombo, UNODC, Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD), Coaliciones Comunitarias Antidrogas de América, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías y Fundación América Libre de Drogas, entre otras. Además, se realizó una reunión de los Capítulos Nacionales de ISSUP. Su próximo evento será en Abu Dhabi, en 2021.

Cursos de capacitación y congresos

Para finalizar, explicó que “los Capítulos Nacionales promueven la comunicación y colaboración nacional y regional entre los que trabajan en prevención, tratamiento y recuperación de la toxicomanía. Hacen el trabajo de ISSUP, pero a nivel nacional; ofrecen capacitación y organizan eventos. El objetivo de los Capítulos también es promover la interacción de las personas que trabajan en este tema en el país y lo hacen a través de cursos de capacitación y congresos, además de dedicarse a la investigación”. En América Latina se cuenta con ISSUP México, Argentina, Brasil y Chile, y se han establecido contactos en Perú, Colombia y Panamá. Esta sociedad trabaja con CIJ ofreciendo cursos de capacitación y pretenden organizar eventos y congresos, concluyó la maestra Edegger.

Acompañaron a la subdirectora de ISSUP en el panel, la maestra Carmen Fernández Cáceres, directora general de CIJ, y Andrea Escobar, de la Oficina de Reducción de la Demanda de la CICAD

Livia Edegger, Carmen Fernández y Andrea Escobar

Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones

La Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD), editada por Centros de Integración Juvenil A.C., tiene el propósito de desarrollar una plataforma para la publicación semestral bilingüe (español e inglés) de hallazgos científicos provenientes de la investigación de temas asociados con el consumo de sustancias de abuso, conductas adictivas y trastornos relacionados, así como con el tratamiento, prevención y políticas públicas en la materia.

El alcance de la RIIAD contempla investigaciones médicas, psicológicas, sociales y de neurociencias acerca de consumo de sustancias y temas relacionados, presentadas bajo la modalidad de artículos orignales y de revisión, reportes breves de investigación, así como reflexiones y experiencias, evaluadas bajo la modalidad de doble ciego.

Los Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C., se complacen en informarle que el número más reciente de la Revista Internacional de Investigación de Adicciones (RIIAD) acaba de ser publicado

ISSUP Mexico Hosts Prevention Panel

‪Just one day after its official launch, ISSUP Mexico in collaboration with ISSUP Global and CICAD held a prevention panel for drug demand reduction professionals at Centros de Integración Juvenil - CIJ’s main office in Mexico City.

Over 30 CIJ staff from different regions in Mexico participated in the panel and shared their experience in the drug demand reduction field throughout Mexico. The meeting was opened by CIJ's General Director, Carmen Fernández Cáceres. ISSUP's Deputy Director, Livia Edegger, presented on ISSUP's work and activities alongside CICAD's Andrea Escobar who presented on CIDAD's role in the region.

The panel consisted of three prevention experts who addressed a wide variety of topics in the prevention field. Dr. William Crano from Claremont Graduate University provided a broad overview of media prevention campaigns and highlighted the elements of successful and effective media prevention initiatives. For more than 50 years, Dr. Crano has been publishing in academic journals, encyclopedias, and books on the effects of drugs and disease on communities at large. 

Dr. Kris Bosworth from the University of Arizona presented on the importance of school-based prevention initiatives.Dr. Bosworth teaches courses in school climate, the administration of prevention programmes, and educational change.

Dr. Flavio Marsiglia from Arizona State University presented on the successful implementation of school-based prevention programmes in the US, Uruguay and Mexico. Dr. Marsiglia has developed and tested culturally grounded interventions to prevent substance abuse especially among Latino and other minority populations of the American Southwest, including the school-based “keepin’it REAL” substance-abuse model prevention programme.

ISSUP would like to thank and congratulate our local and regional partners CIJ and CICAD for a successful first ISSUP Mexico event. 

Prevention Panel

ISSUP Mexico Launch at CIJ Congress

Over 5,500 people joined us earlier this month for the launch of ISSUP Mexico during the 20th International Congress and 50th Anniversary Celebration of Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) in Mexico City. The Congress was inaugurated by the President of Mexico, Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the Central Courtyard of the National Palace, where he congratulated CIJ for the exceptional work they have been carrying out throughout Mexico for over 50 years. He also highlighted the importance of the collaboration between the government and civil society in the development of the National Strategy for prevention of substance use disorders called “Together for Peace”.

Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of ISSUP, Carmen Fernández Cáceres, General Director of CIJ, and Andrea Escobar, Program Officer at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission - Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS) were joined by over 5,500 people from more than 20 countries in the celebrations of the ISSUP Mexico launch. 

The two-day Congress brought together experts and stakeholders from a wide range of fields to present, meet and exchange experiences, evidence and views on the latest research, policy and practice relating to substance use prevention and treatment. The Congress allowed participants to share and transfer experiences across several fields and geographical regions and promoted collaboration. Plenary speakers included experts in various aspects of drug demand reduction including Patrick Ventrell, Director of Western Hemisphere Programs, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S Department of State, Thom Browne, Colombo Plan Secretariat, and Jimena Kalawski, Head of Demand Reduction, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission - Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS). 

ISSUP Mexico aims to actively promote the creation of both national and international networks, facilitate the exchange of evidence-based, high-quality and ethical research and practices, as well as strengthen the professionalisation of healthcare professionals working in the area of ​​drug demand reduction. Click here to learn more about the Chapter.

ISSUP Mexico launch