Welcome Drug Demand Reduction Trainers!

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are pleased to announce the formation of a pool of Global Trainers with the support of the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).

The Global Training Program has two objectives:

  • Build training skills in current Drug Demand Reduction experts and current trainers from around the world. This skill development will be based on adult learning theory and will assist experts to deliver engaging, applicable and sustainable learning.
  • Ensure a consistent level of substantive drug demand reduction knowledge, including but not limited to prevention of drug use and treatment of drug use disorders, related International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and, International Standards for Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, and all other aspects on the scientifically based continuum of care.

Selection of participants will take into account the following criteria:

  • Expertise in Drug Demand Reduction – academic credentials, certifications or other professional credentials.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional work in DDR. Education may be considered in lieu of experience. Recommendations from supervisors, colleagues, IO staffs will be considered an asset.
  • Recent DDR training experience.  Documented experience such as training reports as a UTC, UPC, CHILD, GROW, TREATNET, PROCCER, or other DDR training will be considered an asset.
  • Willingness to conduct future training.  Written supervisor support is an asset.
  • Willingness to continue ongoing engagement as a ISSUP Global Trainer - post opportunities and outcomes on the ISSUP website.  Prior postings on the website or demonstration of prior ISSUP participation will be an asset.
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