INCAS to Join WHO in Addiction Research

INCAS to Join WHO in Addiction ResearchINCAS to Join WHO in Addiction Research

The Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS) has been selected as a partner of the World Health Organization in the field of education and research in substance abuse and psychological health.

“The WHO did not have a partner in the Middle East in this field, and Iran was selected as it is among the world’s top 10 countries in producing scientific papers on the issue. INCAS will now extend its mission abroad,” said Afarin Rahimi Movaqar, head of INCAS at the accreditation ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

Having published 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 20 books on addiction, INCAS is one of the Health Ministry’s three main research centers in the field since the past two decades, IRNA reports.

It was initiated as a research institute in 2004 at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. It also designs and implements training courses to complement its applied research projects. INCAS has played an essential role in the development of the national network of addiction treatment and harm reduction clinics.