Addiction is the biggest Mental Health problem in the world as well in East and South as in North and West. Very Rotarian wherever in the world has contact with addiction problems in his/her familie, Rotary club or professional environment. Besides the big and international discussions about legalizing or not, prevention is the priority and unfortunately the field with the least financial or structural effort. Rotary can help to train more people and Rotarians to strengthen the field of prevention all over the world in a continued sustainable action.
For Europe and the US the EU Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the US National Institute on Drug Abuse organize this trainings on a yearly bases for already 5 years. With this Global Grant the same training programs will be implemented in Asia and parallel a webinar training will be developed for Rotarians World Wide
Training of students, young professionals and Rotarians in addiction and addiction prevention. Students and young professionals in order to expand the number of professionals active in this field. Rotarians in order to become well informed intermediaries between local professional prevention organizations, local authorities, health organizations and schools, youth organizations, companies that need evidence based prevention programs for their organization. Evaluation of the training program in order to adapt the curriculum for the next training sessions.
50 students per year, 50 young professionals per year, 100 Rotarians per year for two years will benefit from the training and will become active to organize and implement evidence based addiction prevention programs in their local communities in cooperation with Rotary Clubs and with the support of the Rotarian Action Group Addiction Prevention. When the global grant is closed. The local University will continue the training program in close cooperation with EMCDDA and NIDA.
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Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.