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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


11jan12:0014:00Virtual EventAHSR: Addiction Health Services Research - Conducting Economic Evaluations Alongside Substance Use Disorder Clinical Trials: Statistical Methods and Best Practices 

19jan14:0016:00Virtual EventAFINet: Addiction and the Family International Network - ‘Fragile Childhood’: Help for the children of problem drinkers in Finland


15feb15:0016:00AFINet: Addiction and the Family International Network

17feb14:0016:00INEBRIA - Webinar of the Special Interest Group on eBI

24feb15:0017:00INEBRIA - Webinar of the SIG Orbital – outcomes


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.

Contact Us:

For further information, please contact:

Lynda Berends

at l.berends@unsw.edu.au

Andrea Mohan at amohan001@dundee.ac.uk

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