CICAD: Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)

Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)


The Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, commonly known by its Spanish language acronym, OID, is CICAD's research unit, providing support to OAS member states in the collection and analysis of data on the drug problem so that they can design more effective national drug policies.

Lines of Action

  • Prepares and publishes reports on drug use in the Americas and supports national surveys and publications.

  • Develops and disseminates standardized protocols for the collection of data and the implementation of drug related studies.

  • Promotes strong national drug observatories that use standardized data collection methods.

  • Supports the establishment of drug information networks and early warning systems to improve drug-related data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

2021 events


The latest information on the opioid crisis and new responses - November 10, 2021


  • Presentation by Sabrina Levissianos, Associate Drug Control Officer, SMART, UNODC
  • Presentation by Stefanie Schmatz, Associate Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer, LSS, UNODC
  • Presentation by Luc Chicoine, NCO i/c National Drug Program, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Presentation by Juan Carlos Araneda, Project Specialist, OID, CICAD.


Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Drug Supply Indicators - September 30, 2021

Epidemiology of Substance Use by Adolescents in Puerto Rico.

  • Presentation by Juan Carlos Reyes, University of Puerto Rico.

Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Drug Supply Indicators - June 3, 2021

Emerging Drugs and Early Warning Systems in Latin America - 10 a.m., May 26, 2021.

Emerging Drugs and Early Warning Systems in Central America - 10 a.m., April 28, 2021.


Emerging Drugs and Early Warning Systems in Paraguay - 10 a.m., March 24, 2021.


Emerging Drugs and Early Warning Systems in Dominican Republic - 10 a.m., February 24, 2021.


2020 events

Early Warning Systems in Brazil - December 2, 2020.


Roundtable on Early Warning Systems - 10 a.m., December 1, 2020.


Webinar "Wastewater Analysis and Drugs"- October 28, 2020.


 Webinar "Introduction to Training Tools on Early Warning Systems"- September 16, 2020.


Webinar "Opioids in the Americas: how to identify and respond to emerging epidemics" - July 22, 2020.


Webinar "Considerations for Drug Research and COVID-19" - July 8, 2020. 


Webinar "Operation of a National Early Warning System" - July 1, 2020.


Launch Event of the Project on Early Warning Systems in Response to Opioids and New Psychoactive Substances - June 19, 2020.

  • Watch recording here.

updated on 11/10/2021 11:12:34 AM