The Iraq Drug Demand Reduction InitiativeLink to UCLA ISAP web site

The University of California Los Angeles' Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is working to establish a Center of Excellence on Substance Abuse Services at Baghdad's Medical City Complex, with the aid of a grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The Iraqi Ministry of Health (MOH) supports the Iraq Drug Demand Reduction Initiative's efforts on accomplishing five primary objectives: planning and project management, clinical services development, integration of substance abuse into primary care, epidemiological data collection, and development of research capacity.

We would particularly like to thank our Steering Committee members for their valuable contributions and extraordinary efforts to The Iraq Drug Demand Reduction Initiative:

Nesif Al-Hemiary Tarek Gawad Richard Rawson
Sabah Sadik Maria Hadjiyane Thomas Freese
Emad Abudlghani Salih Al-Hasnawi  


We would also like to thank our Iraq Community Epidemiology Workgroup consultants:

Jawad Al-Diwan Jane Maxwell Mushtaq Al-Hachami
Rawnaq Aqrawi Moira O'Brien Lynn Brecht
Saman Anwer Rawisht Sabri Beth Rutkowski
Jim Hall    


Other Acknowledgements:

Cairo University Psychiatry Department: Maha Mobasher, Samir Abdolmagd, Rania Mamdouh, Mohammed Ezzat, Mohammed Abdulfatah, Dalia Enaba, Momtaz Abdel Wahab, Ingy El-Mahmoudy

UCLA ISAP: Grace Kim, Valerie Antonini, Sherry Larkins, Paul Restovich, Tula DaCosta, Al Hasson, Alex Olson, Jose Gutierrez, Sandra Alvarez, Adam King