Training Courses

All trainings will be conducted in English.

  • UTC – 5 Screening, Intake, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Documentation for Addiction Professionals: 4.5 days (December 10-14) – This course is a skills-based course that teaches effective and integrated intake, screening, assessment, treatment planning and documentation procedures to addiction professionals.
  • UTC – 10 Managing Medication Assisted Treatment Programs: 4 days (December 11-14) – This skills-based course is meant to provide an understanding of the importance of medication in substance use disorder treatment and its benefits when used in conjunction with psychosocial interventions.
  • UTC 14 – Working with Families4 days (December 11-14) – The course provides a comprehensive overview for substance use disorder treatment practitioners working with families dealing with substance use disorders. The discussion covers the impact of substance use disorders on the family, its coping mechanisms, recovery issues and interventions that can be implemented.
  • UPC CORE – Introduction to the Universal Prevention Curriculum Series for Implementers5 days (December 10-14) – This course provides an overview of the science that underlies evidence-based prevention interventions and policies along with introductory skills and competencies to engage in prevention practice in the primary contexts where provision takes place.
  • Training for Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders4.5 days (December 10-14) – CICAD will deliver a four and a half days training that will focus on adolescent substance use treatment, will be provided to participants in the international meeting, and will cover a modified version of the original adolescent curriculum, developed for the Caribbean. The target audience for the training will be providers serving high risk or substance-using adolescents. Among the topics to be covered will be adolescent development and its impact on substance use risk, appropriate screening and assessing techniques for at risk adolescents, components and models for adolescent substance use treatment and the role of the family in treating adolescent substance use issues.
  • Core Essentials for Drug Prevention Community Coalitions4 days (December 11-14) – This session will cover the essential parts of CADCA’s problem-solving process which is predicated on SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Participants will learn how to conduct a community assessment and problem analysis, develop logic models and comprehensive strategies, implement plans, set measurable objectives, and build coalition capacity. Each session will include hands-on application of the content, relevant tools and resource material as well as opportunities to network and engage with others interested in conducting successful community change efforts.
  • Drug Free Workplace Training: 4 days (December 11-14) – This workshop will review the impacts of substance abuse on the workplace and how drug free workplace programmes can improve employee and employer health and wellness. The workshop will outline the key components of a model drug free workplace programme and how to engage the business community to participate. The workshop will have a special focus on alcohol, marijuana and opioid use as it relates to workplace impacts.
  • GCCC Examination Refresher Course: 3-days Refresher Course: December 11-13, Examination: December 14 This course acts like a study guide and provides a review of the material presented in the Complete UTC series to prepare candidates for taking the examination. Who can take the exam? Professionals in the field of Drug Demand Reduction who meet the criteria for GCCC Examinations.
  • UNODC Kenya Meeting3 days (December 11-13)


Side Events

  • Youth Congress: 5 days (December 10-14) The Youth Congress intends to provide young prevention practitioners with forward-looking concepts, cutting-edge skills, and positive attitudes relevant to the successful development and implementation of drug use prevention programmes in their respective areas of operation. The forum aims to bring together young people to train them to be leaders and initiate peer-led drug prevention programmes. The Congress is intended for students, youth leaders, young professionals and mid-level drug use prevention practitioners from government and non-governmental sectors.
  • ICUDDR Meeting: 2.5 days (December 10-12) – This meeting is for universities in Africa that are providing or interested in providing addiction education. The meeting will include master classes in subjects such as motivational interviewing and special issues of criminal justice populations as well as sessions on implementing new education programs and using the universal curricula in the classroom. There will be discussion of creating an Africa regional membership group of ICUDDR and initiation of committee work for those that are interested in working together as a region to improve the education of the addiction prevention and treatment workforce.
  • National Chapters Meeting: 2 days (December 12-13) – The meeting for and about ISSUP National Chapters will be for representatives of all established National Chapters, the Chapters in process for establishment during 2018 and 2019 and any other interested people/organisations who wish to hear about the work of the National Chapters. This might include people, organisations, government representatives or others who either wish to learn more about the National Chapters work in their own country or who are interested in establishing a National Chapter in their country in the foreseeable future.