NATIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON THE UNIVERSAL PREVENTION CURRICULUM (UPC) FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN NIGERIA.
The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program recently commenced National Training of Trainers in the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) in Nigeria.
Current Prevention Research and What it Means for the future of the Prevention Workforce: Implications for Prevention Education
Asia Pacific International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction
Joint NACADA, ISSUP and African Union Drug Demand Reduction Conference & Workshop
One Day Seminar on Substance Use Problems in Youth: Prevention and Treatment Programs; September 26, 2018
International Prevention Certificate Program in Media-Based Prevention
Seminar on International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) in Southeast Asia
An ICUDDR seminar was held on 16th May 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Dr. Igor Koutsenok from University of California San Diego. The main objectives were to share academic activities on DDR among universities in the region, to introduce ICUDDR and SEA HATTC and their regional plans and to explore potential strategies for collaborative efforts on DDR workforce development in the region.
Meeting of Global Demand Reduction (DDR) Partners on Workforce Development, January 2018
ICUDDR both participated and presented at the Meeting of Global Demand Reduction (DDR) Partners on Workforce Development. These meetings were conducted by INL/U.S. Department of State and hosted by CICAD/Organization of American States in January 2018. Participants at this meeting were varied and prestigious, including African Union, Applied Prevention Science International (APSI), the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State, Colombo Plan, the Government of Chile, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), NASADAD, U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), National Rehabilitation Centre, United Arab Emirates, OAS/CICAD, PIRE, SME, University of North Carolina, UNAM, UNODC, and International specialists and advisors. The topics included the Universal Treatment and Prevention curricula development process, the dissemination process, digitizing drug demand reduction, distance learning, and mentorship.
3rd ISSUP Workshop, Cancun 2017
The 3rd ISSUP Workshop took place together with the 19th International Congress on Addictions organised by Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) in Cancún, Mexico from December 4th - 8th, 2017. ISSUP welcomed over 2,500 participants from 71 countries. ICUDDR leadership presented multiple sessions, networked with participants from around the globe, and held committee meetings. The core session was focus on University survey and context of establishing of ICUDDR and training curricula UPC and UTC. Other sessions were focus on specific issues related to university degree addiction programs (e.g. how to support establishing new academic programs and how link it with service providers etc.) and capacity building.