To all our ISSUP members, we are wishing you well during these challenging times. We understand that the current environment makes the wonderful work you are doing even harder.

Iqbal Masud

One of the major health issue of the modern world, which is drug dependence. Not only it hampers the public health, it also affects economic and social development.

María del Carmen Gonzales Guillén

El excarcelar a "mulas" (personas que fueron detenidas llevando drogas a otros países por ordenes de una tercera persona), se esta llevando a cabo en muchos países como en Ecuador y México, y con la situación social actual por motivo del COVID-19 otros países lo debaten también. 

This article advocates for healthcare systems to explore the use of telemedicine to protect mental health professionals from infection, improve the delivery of mental health services, and ensure access to the internet and other means of communication by vulnerable populations 
ISSUP Brasil

Pelo Decreto nº 10.282, de 2 de março de 2020, em seus incisos I e II do Art.

ISSUP Brasil

Com muitos usuários de drogas lidando com problemas de saúde mental, como depressão e ansiedade, o isolamento do coronavírus apresenta um desafio sem precedentes.

Saibyasachi Barua

Who is at risk?

Having a health condition does not make you more likely than anyone else to come into contact with coronavirus.

Bruno Bui

"More addiction-treatment medicine is being sent home with heroin addicts than ever before after state and federal regulators eased restrictions amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak," according to the article published in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post.  Links to the article are below.

Audrey Jean Jacinto Cruz -Consulta

To My Fellow Issup Members, Readers and Friends

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Free Online Recovery Meetings and Virtual Platforms


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American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) guidelines on how to operate during pandemics. Issued last week.

Arooj fatima Sial

The outbreak of disease 2019 (covid 19) may be stressful for people .Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and strong emotions in adult and children.The coping with stress will make you ,the people you care about ,and your community stronger 


Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP

Hi all, If you need suggestions, ideas, or resources about creative ways to take care of yourself, please let me know.  Here are some to begin with:

Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Roya Soltanian

Hello dear colleagues,

Hope this message finds everyone who is reading this document safe and sound.



Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center is now offering free access to expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease).


Brian Morales

Dear Colleagues, 

I hope that you are all doing well and are safe.  I wanted to share some resources that we are tracking and find useful in the U.S.:


The Pandemic Project is a social psychology initiative that is studying how our everyday lives are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. For many of us, our worlds, our work, and our social relationships are changing. The research team brings together scientists from around the world to better understand how the pandemic is affecting our daily lives, mental health, and connections with others. 
Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP

Greetings all!

Bright Oniovokukor

The panic that has been triggered about COVID-19 is making people to panic and that panic state are spreading the virus.