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ICARA is the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations. It is an umbrella organisation for research societies across the globe concerned about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and behavioural addictions. It is an international, nongovernmental, multidisciplinary and civil society organization bringing together research societies to promote ATOD science through professional exchange, collaboration and action. The mission of ICARA is to create an international network of research societies in order to promote, support and enhance research on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, nationally and internationally. View all events

COVID & Substance Use Webinar Series

The ICARA Webinar series on COVID-19 and ATOD research is being hosted by ICARA in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg. Each webinar will have a different theme and will be organised by a different ICARA member organisation. 

These include:

  • (a) the impact of COVID-19 on ATOD research;
  • (b) cannabis policy and the impacts of COVID-19; and
  • (c) substance use and gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • (d) COVID-19 lockdown regulations and alcohol use.

The Webinars will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in alcohol and other drug use problems.

If you are interested in hosting a webinar:

We are looking for someone to host a webinar in April. 
If you are interested, please contact Lebogang Ramalepe at email: lramalepe@uj.ac.za.

Please visit this site for continued updates on our webinars on COVID-19 and substance use


01marAll Day31augCOVID & Substance Use Webinar Series (or COVID and ATOD Webinar Series)

23mar14:0016:00AFINet: Addiction and the Family International Network - AFINet's role in raising the profile of AFMs in policy and practice


01marAll Day31augCOVID & Substance Use Webinar Series (or COVID and ATOD Webinar Series)

01apr15:0015:00INEBRIA - Webinar of the SIG on free alcohol and drug pregnancies

20apr14:0015:00AFINet: Addiction and the Family International Network - The findings from the PuP4Dads feasibility study

Contact Us:

For further information, please contact:

Lynda Berends at l.berends@unsw.edu.au

Andrea Mohan at amohan001@dundee.ac.uk

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICARA_Global


Seeking new members

Our members are from 6 continents and represent 20 organisations that have thousands of members. We are keen to further develop our membership and to be inclusive of alcohol and other drug research associations from around the world. Please contact the President, Dr Niamh Fitzgerald to discuss how your association can benefit from and contribute to ICARA.

Putting a face to a name: the ICARA board

The ICARA website is being updated and we recently added to information on Board members. Meet the Board and look out for information on member organisations. We will also be providing a copy of presentations from recent ICARA meetings.