Academic Education and Training Programs on Addictions
Dear colleagues, dear friends,
When we met in Honolulu (USA) in 2016, hardly anybody thought that our idea conceived there within a small group of various university representatives could meet with such a wide response. Although the idea came to life in a rather informal atmosphere, we were all quite earnest about it, as can be seen, after all, in the photograph. We were all simply thrilled about establishing a consortium and the notion of universities educating drug demand reduction professionals being able to strike up a closer liaison and learn from and help each other found common ground among all of us. The following years clearly showed that the decision was not only right in objective terms, but, importantly, that a large number of our colleagues around the world share similar ideas. The growth in participation in our annual conference and various other meetings, as well as the growth in membership, made it plain to see that we had identified a need.