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

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 2/25/2021 2:27:47 PM