Membership

ISSUP is a membership organisation and seeks to build its membership of ISSUP (Global) and the National Chapters.

Those who are interested in becoming members are encouraged to join and complete the membership form which is advertised throughout the ISSUP website and within each of the National Chapter websites.

On clicking the “Apply for membership” link an application form appears for completion by the interested individual.  By completing the form they will be considered to become a member of ISSUP Global and the National Chapter of their birth country or country of residence (where one exists).

This application will be sent to the relevant National Chapter who will review and consider their application as a National Chapter member.

There is no membership fee to join ISSUP Global.  National Chapters may introduce a small charge to help with their operational costs.

The application form identifies the membership structure which applies to all of ISSUP at the Global and National Chapter level.  Applicants should identify which level of membership applies to them in the easy to use application form.

ISSUP Membership Structure

There are 4 levels which are as follows:

  1. Regular member
  2. Student member
  3. Professional member
  4. Drug Demand Reduction Professional member

 

  1. Regular Member

Criteria:

  • An interested, non-professional applicant (can include volunteers, family members or non-accredited community members)
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of ISSUP’s code of ethics.

Receives:

  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • Ability to share work and experiences with others
  • Access to job opportunities from around the world.

 

  1. Student member

Criteria:

  • Attending an educational institution (any field) or attending training with drug demand reduction within their field of interest / study
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of ISSUP’s code of ethics

Receives:

  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to student networks
  • Access to early careers network to develop professional standing
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website
  • Invitation to progress to other levels of provision of documentation on completion of studies.

 

  1. Professional Member:

This category is for those that are undertaking a role that makes a contribution to the drug demand reduction field, even if not necessarily a specialist or 100% dedicated to that activity. This includes professions such as:

  • Social workers
  • Religious leaders
  • Medical profession
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • Community workers
  • Academics

Criteria:

  • An interest and/or contribution to drug demand reduction practice, policy or research
  • Hold a professional qualification / credential / certification related to their field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in their role

Receives:

  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website

 

  1. ‘Drug Demand Reduction’ Professional Member

This level of membership is for those who have specific qualifications, expertise and experience directly linked to the drug demand reduction field.

Criteria Applicants should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years significant and relevant experience working in the field of drug demand reduction (Prevention, Treatment or recovery support)
  • Demonstrate a specific professional qualification in a field that is directly related to drug demand reduction as one of its fundamental purposes
  • Demonstrate completion of internationally recognised training relevant to drug demand reduction
  • Hold relevant qualifications/credentials related to substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support

Receives:

  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website
  • Invitation and member discount to the ISSUP international/Regional/National conferences

 

Please note that all ISSUP members must accept ISSUP's ethical principles during the application process.

ISSUP also has a Privacy Policy on how we manage member data.  This is accessible from the ISSUP website or a copy is available on request.

This page is not translated in Pусский. View the original article in Английский here.

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