COVID-19

Disruptions to U.S. local public health’s role in population-based substance use prevention and response during COVID-19

Citation
Hall, K., Higgins, F., Beach, K.F. et al. Disruptions to U.S. local public health’s role in population-based substance use prevention and response during COVID-19. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 73 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00499-7
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Background

The COVID-19 emergency has tested the public health, medical, and public safety infrastructure of the United States (U.S.) in unprecedented ways. As the focal point for public health in their communities, local health departments (LHDs) were particularly impacted by the pandemic’s onset. The pandemic limited the scale and scope of local health department (LHD) work, redirecting resources to the response.

CAADE Conference Professionalizing the Workforce in the Pandemic Era

California, United States,

On behalf of The California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE), join CAADE Conference 2022. CAADE has held its annual conference for over 34 years, staying true to our mission of “promoting and supporting quality higher education in addiction studies”. This year’s event is especially exciting as it will promote the themes; Case Management, DSM5, MI, MAT, Documentation.

Reorganisation of Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Survey

Citation
Radfar, S. R., De Jong, C. A., Farhoudian, A., Ebrahimi, M., Rafei, P., Vahidi, M., ... & Baldacchino, A. M. (2021). Reorganization of substance use treatment and harm reduction services during the COVID-19 pandemic: a global survey. Frontiers in psychiatry, 12, 639393.

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted people with substance use disorders (SUDs) worldwide, and healthcare systems have reorganized their services in response to the pandemic.

Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citation
Bandi P, Asare S, Majmundar A, et al. Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2225149. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.25149

Key Points

Question  Did smoking cessation–related behaviours change during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US?

Findings  This cross-sectional study among 788 008 US adult smokers found that the annual prevalence of past-year quit attempts decreased for the first time since 2011, from 65.2% in 2019 to 63.2% in 2020.