students the M.A. has provided the necessary qualifications to secure placement in new institutions of professional and economic interest to them.
Institutional: The universities brought together by CICAD and the National
Plan on Drugs of Spain have set up a working network under an inter-university cooperation agreement. This needs to be replaced by a structure with legal personality, so that the group of universities can take on the new challenges and commitments that the management of an M.A. course requires. Contingencies: There should be regulatory mechanisms in place to ensure availability solution alternative in the event of unforeseen circumstances caused by internal changes in participating institutions and that have a direct impact on the performance of agreed obligations, as in the case of the situations generated by the Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez. Marketing plan: More concrete efforts should be made by each university to carries out its responsibilities as regards promoting, publicizing and marketing the M.A. course from within its own circles as well as on the Internet. The marketing plan should target a blend of alternative and traditional communication media.
UNIREDDROGAS, CICAD and the National Plan on Drugs of Spain could pool
efforts to invite the National Anti-Drug Commissions to design a system to publicize and encourage adoption of the International on line M.A. in Addictions Studies as a strategy to further training of human resources, which not only offers the benefit of guaranteed academic quality, but would also synchronize measures at the hemispheric, regional, and national level to reduce levels of abuse, trafficking, and production of illicit drugs.