Description of ICUDDR
Recognizing the need to provide evidence-based training for practitioners in the field of addiction prevention and treatment, the Colombo Plan, and the U.S. Department of State/INL supported the development of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). The UPC and UTC have since been disseminated globally through professional training activities and a structured certification process. In 2016, the Colombo Plan, the U.S. Department of State/INL, and the Organization of American States (OAS) convened a meeting of universities from 12 countries to explore strategies for implementing the UPC and UTC in academic settings (e.g., undergraduate and graduate programs). The resulting discussions were far reaching and University leaders, enthusiastic about promoting the growth of addiction studies programs, sought greater collaboration through the establishment of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).
We invite you to become a member of ICUDDR by completing this brief registration form. Members can apply to access the full set of UPC and UTC training curricula, including Basic Level, Advanced Level, and Specialty courses. Members can also collaborate and share information with ICUDDR’s network of Universities throughout the world, which are leaders in providing academic programs in addiction studies.