UPC/UTC Curricula

Universities worldwide have different curricula, which vary from their focus, tradition and history. Curricula exist on the national levels and are more or less accessible. An example of a national curriculum is the Prague Comprehensive Model of Academic Addictology (Addiction Science) Education (for more information click here).

Also international curricula exist and two of them are Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use (UPC) and Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). A Training Curricula Booklet is available below:


DAP Training Curricula Booklet PDF


UPC comprises two training series, each addressing the needs of different target groups. The underlying principles of UPC are to provide a way forward for prevention that is based on: scientific research and evidence; sound quality standards; and an ethical stance in how prevention should be undertaken. UPC was designed to meet the current demand for a comprehensive training package in the field of drug use prevention, based on evidence-based principles.

UTC provides a series of training materials for knowledge and skill development of treatment professionals. The aim of the training series is to reduce the significant health, social and economic problems associated with substance use disorders by building international treatment capacity through training, and so expanding the professional global treatment workforce.

For access to these curricula, a memorandum has to be set with the Coordinating Centre (find more information in the Coordinating centres section).