A year later... balance sheet and future prospects in local drug policies in the context of COVID-19
More than a year away from the onset of the pandemic, we will discuss the development of events and their meaning from the perspective of mental health and the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
From a public health perspective, alcohol consumption plays an important role in the causation of disability, illness and death on a global scale. It also contributes substantially to the family dysfunction, violence and psychiatric disorders. With the increasing globalization of production, trade and marketing of alcohol, it becomes evident that alcohol control policy need to understand not only national, but also global perspective.
Drug use has a significant impact on health published by illness, disability, and social problems, and the decision makers are increasingly interested in the development of evidence-based drug policy. Is fundamentanl to strengthen ties between the science of drug addiction and drug policy.