A cross-country group of researchers funded by NIDA has identified needed areas of research related to the intertwining epidemics of HIV, COVID-19 and the increasing use of methamphetamine in the United States among men who have sex with men. The authors suggest that co-occurring methamphetamine use and HIV present compounded risk for contracting the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), helping to fuel the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar will describe technology-based approaches in substance use prevention and health promotion. It will include information on how technology-based interventions can address sex, gender, and intersectional equity considerations.
Building Strength and Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Parents with Substance Use Disorders
Join ICUDDR on Friday Dec 18th at 12 noon EST for a Twitter chat with esteemed researcher, Professor, and Executive Director of the UNC Horizons Program, Hendrée E. Jones, PhD about helping parents with SUDs cope during the COVID19 pandemic.
Tag questions and comments with #ParentingSUD.
Reitox is the European information network on drugs and drug addiction created at the same time as the EMCDDA.
Members of the Reitox network are designated national institutions or agencies responsible for data collection and reporting on drugs and drug addiction. These institutions are called 'national focal points' or 'national drug observatories'.
The EMCDDA is offering a series of webinars around the theme of COVID-19. The purpose of the webinars is to help those working in the drugs field understand how drug users, and those supporting them, are coping with the pandemic and to share knowledge and experience. The webinars will give a voice to key professionals working in the drugs field and will allow for a panel discussion on emerging challenges.
- Experiencing Covid 19 and the lockdown - psychological effects of the pandemic.
- Psychological support services available.
- Delivery of support services available - how and who.
- What and how we can do better.
Dr Miriam Cue from Phillipines
Dr Riza Sarasvita from Indonesia
Dr Danai Indrakamhaeng from Thailand
As we enter the 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic, alcohol is much in the news. The relationship between alcohol and Covid is multi-faceted. There is evidence that alcohol consumption has increased during lockdown, as have mental health problems. Access to services has been impacted. Alcohol consumption may also increase the risk of infection, for instance by causing disinhibition and reduced social distancing.
NDARC Annual Research Symposium: Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications
Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications
Date: Thursday, 5 November
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
The first session is focused on research findings and clinical implications of substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use.
In response to threat posed by COVID- 19, they have put together a collection of resources from websites and organizations from around the world.