Drug use is one of the main public health problems in the Americas. The need for drug treatment, rehabilitation and care services is increasing, and solutions are therefore needed from both governments and civil society. In the Americas as a whole, such services are often provided by non-governmental organizations. CICAD’s Demand Reduction Unit cooperates with civil society organizations that address problems related to drug use, to seek adoption of scientific evidence-based practices in the treatment of drug use in accordance with international quality standards.

Objectives
  • Maintain coordination and cooperative relationships with civil society organizations that address problems related to drug use.
  • Promote the adoption of evidence-based practices in the treatment of drug use in accordance with international quality standards.
  • Organize activities and events to promote coordination by governments and civil society to address the drug problem in the area of demand reduction.
Activities
  • In coordination with civil society organizations, conduct assessments of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs and services for people affected by the drug problem offered by these organizations.
  • Conduct training programs for staff of civil society organizations that offer prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services.
  • Cooperate with civil society organizations that offer prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services, in the adoption of international quality standards for these services
  • Develop proposals for the execution of projects and joint activities between civil society organizations working in the area of demand reduction, and international organizations working in this field.
More Results
Results
Guide of good practices for treatment service providers in the therapeutic community model
Development of the Action Plan 2020-2022 of the Latin American Federation of Therapeutic Communities (FLACT), in coordination with CICAD
Webinars with the Ibero-American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations that Work on Drugs (RIOD), on good practices in drug demand reduction
Improved communication and collaboration between civil society organizations and regional and international organizations
Beneficiary Countries
Argentina
Argentina
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guatemala
Honduras
Honduras
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
Team
Jimena Kalawski
Chief of the Demand Reduction Unit
Alfonso Abarca
Specialist
José Luis Vazquez
Specialist
Andrea Escobar
Senior Program Officer
Isabella Araújo
Senior Program Officer
María Virginia García
Program Officer
Strategic Partners