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Nigeria ITTC is hosted by the Center for Addiction Studies Education and Research (CASER) of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria and the College of Medicine, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria.


Objectives of Nigeria ITTC:

  • To support the development and expansion of a qualitative workforce in prevention, treatment, and recovery by facilitating training, and inter-dependency.
  • To facilitate the utilization of evidence-based prevention strategies that increase public awareness of substance use problems and mitigate barriers to care for effective treatment options.
  • To support evidence-based policy design, implementation, and evaluation at national, state and local government levels and develop technical guidelines for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery.
  • To support the development of integrated services for all levels of care that address the physical and psycho-social needs of people who have substance use problems.



Bawo James, MD - Director

Dr. Bukola Arigbede - Deputy Director
Dr. Blessing Uteh
Mrs. Joy Ariyo
Dr. Hendrith Esene
Mrs. Nkechi Ikpefa

CASER, Department of Clinical Services,
Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital,
P.M.B 1108
Benin City, Nigeria