What are National Chapters?

ISSUP has established National Chapters around the World to undertake the role of ISSUP, its work and mission at the national level.

National Chapters enable development and sharing among an international family and create a network that focuses on promoting an evidence-based approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery relevant to different cultures and environments. It facilitates the professionalisation of drug demand reduction provision in order to ensure high quality, ethical policy and practice that can be implemented and shared nationally and internationally.

Map showing countries with existing and in-progress ISSUP National Chapters

The following countries are formally established, or in the process of becoming, National Chapters.

Currently, there are National Chapters in:

The following are in the process of becoming formally established:

  • Botswana
  • Colombia
  • Namibia
  • Philippines
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • The Bahamas

ISSUP National Chapters usually operate within an established national host organisation that is already active in the drug demand reduction field. However, in some cases a new ISSUP organisation will be established to take on the role of the National Chapter. 

Each National Chapter operates in accordance with ISSUP’s National Chapter Guidelines and in accordance with an Agreement signed by the National Chapter and (Global) ISSUP.

Anyone interested in establishing an ISSUP National Chapter will need to make a formal application and meet the criteria outlined in the National Chapter Guidelines.

For further details about establishing an ISSUP National Chapter please email nationalchapter [at] issup [dot] net.

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