Three Things You Need To Know About ICUDDR
By Kevin Mulvey, PhD
1) What is the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction - what we refer to as ICUDDR?
We are an organization/consortium of universities with a focus on addictions studies.
Vision: ICUDDR envisions a world where people with or at risk for substance use disorders and related conditions have access to science-informed prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.
Mission:To build and support a global network of colleges and universities to improve professional competencies in the prevention, treatment and applied research of SUDs and related conditions, increase access to quality.
ICUDDR will provide:
- Support to expand and improve university and college-based education and research
- Networking and collaborative opportunities
- Advocacy for improved quality and access to services
- Up-to-date science from the field
Our 4 Principal Goals:
- Goal 1. Education: Increase the number of Colleges and Universities with addiction studies degrees and/or programs.
- Goal 2. Research: Increase applied research and publication in addiction prevention and treatment.
- Goal 3. Advocacy: More countries will support college and university-level addiction studies programs and a well-trained and certified workforce.
- Goal 4: Our organization will be recognized as an expert organization for college and university-based addictions studies programs and center for the latest scientific information on addictions.
2) How many members do we have and from what areas of the world?
As of August, 2022 there are 317 member Universities across the globe. 81 come are in Africa from 20 countries. 81 come from the Asia-Pacific region from 19 countries, 37 from Europe from 20 countries. 66 from Latin America and the Caribbean for 17 Countries. 6 from the Middle East from 3 countries and 46 from the United States and Canada.
3) What are the membership benefits for joining ICUDDR?
- Access to up-to-date science-based curricula in addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery
- Implementation support in new program development via mentoring from experienced educators
- Curricula development and research partnering opportunities
- Quarterly Newsletter with current research briefings and activity updates
- Training opportunities and presentations by internationally esteemed researchers and educators
- Networking with peers within your region and across the globe
How does your college or university join this esteemed group?
Please go to the membership page and complete the online form. The best part is at the present time membership is free just requiring a commitment to work on establishing or improving an addiction studies program at your institution of higher education.
Who are the team members at the ICUDDR Office:
- Kevin P. Mulvey, PhD Exec Director
- Cary Hopkins Eyles, CAP, MA Dep Dir
- Carly Searcy, MIS, PMP, Project Manager
- Dianna Fusco Motel, MPA, Business Manager
- Olivia Woodrow, BA, Social Media Officer