A Global Survey on Changes in the Supply, Price, and Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol, and Related Complications During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Chaturvedi, Abhishek (2021) A Global Survey on Changes in the Supply, Price, and Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol, and Related Complications During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1664-0640

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Abstract

Background and Aims: COVID-19 has infected more than 77 million people worldwide and impacted the lives of many more, with a particularly devastating impact on vulnerable populations, including people with substance use disorders (SUDs). Quarantines, travel bans, regulatory changes, social distancing, and “lockdown” measures have affected drug and alcohol supply chains and subsequently their availability, price, and use patterns, with possible downstream effects on presentations of SUDs and demand for treatment. Given the lack of multicentric epidemiologic studies, we conducted a rapid global survey within the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) network in order to understand the status of substance-use patterns during the current pandemic. Design: Cross- ectional survey. Setting: Worldwide. Participants: Starting on April 4, 2020 during a 5-week period, the survey received 185 responses from 77 countries. Measurements: To assess addiction medicine professionals’ perceived changes in drug and alcohol supply, price, use pattern, and related complications during the COVID-19 pandemic

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; addiction; substance use disorder; global survey; behavioral addiction; illicit drug market
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 04:36
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 04:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158263

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