Changes in alcohol consumption patterns based on gender during COVID-19 confinement in Spain

Villanueva-Blasco, V. J., Villanueva Silvestre, V., Isorna, M., Motos, P., Blay, P., & Vázquez-Martínez, A. (2021). Changes in Alcohol Consumption Pattern Based on Gender during COVID-19 Confinement in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(15), 8028. doi:10.3390/ijerph18158028


The goal of this study was to analyze the prevalence and pattern of alcohol consumption (frequency of consumption, average daily consumption, and risky consumption) before and during confinement due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the adult population and based on gender.

International Congress on AIDS, Covid- 19 and Health Care

Dallas, United States,

The conference will allow participants in the society to become acquainted with one another, to share ideas, and to further the development of the field. The meeting will also allow junior scholars an opportunity to network with each other as well as to present their research and discuss with senior scholars. Learning Objectives.

Adolescent drug use before and during U.S. national COVID-19 social distancing policies

Miech, R., Patrick, M. E., Keyes, K., O’Malley, P. M., & Johnston, L. (2021). Adolescent Drug Use Before and During US National COVID-19 Social Distancing Policies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 108822.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have introduced lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Researchers are keen to understand how these policies and new measures have influenced drinking behaviours within particular groups.

Drug and Behavioural Addictions: COVID-19 and Beyond



There is an immediate need to pool an understanding of how the pandemic has impacted alcohol intake, drug use, and behavioural addictions. Collating this knowledge can help doctors and mental health professionals improve patient care by being aware of what’s happening during the pandemic and being prepared for potential mental health changes in their clients. 

Call for Papers: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nicotine and Tobacco Use

Nicotine & Tobacco Research intends to publish a themed issue on the COVID-19 pandemic and nicotine and tobacco use. The guest editors will be Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Melissa Harrell, Elias Klemperer, and Anuja Majmundar. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world as we know it. From school and work closures to layoffs and furloughs to mandated social distancing and social isolation policies, nearly every life has been substantively impacted by COVID-19. The short and

ISSUP Lebanon Updates - Jan-Jun 2021

On February 2021, ISSUP Lebanon hosted its first webinar of the year entitled, ‘Prevention of Drug Use and Other Risky Behaviours in Youth: From Evidence to Policy and Programs’, with Lilian Ghandour, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the American University of Beirut on substance use epidemiology and evidence-based prevention programs.

Call for Papers: New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Special Issue explores new drug and behavioural trends during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We welcome multidisciplinary contributions aimed at enhancing the understanding of how “physical distancing” and other radical changes in our lifestyles might lead to the consumption of new emerging drugs and other risky behaviours. Potential Research Topic include, but are not limited to: Use, effects, markets of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED). Use/abuse of anti-anxiety/sedative drugs, both

Hidden Harm and COVID-19: Exploring the impacts and solutions


The webinar is jointly hosted by Bray and DLR Drug and Alcohol Task Forces, HSE Addiction Services (CHO6), and Tusla PP&FS (Prevention, Partnership and Family Support), Dublin South East / Wicklow.

Hidden Harm operates with the support of Department of Health Strand 2 Strategic Health Initiatives.