Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Substance Use Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Carnevale

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically altering US society. The virus and social distancing measures have disrupted nearly every aspect of life. Prevention professionals must be prepared for disruptions to persist. COVID-19 may increase rates of substance use while hindering the delivery of some prevention services. This brief discusses the short- and long-term need for substance use prevention and offers recommendations on how prevention professionals can safely continue work.