As we enter the 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic, alcohol is much in the news. The relationship between alcohol and Covid is multi-faceted. There is evidence that alcohol consumption has increased during lockdown, as have mental health problems. Access to services has been impacted. Alcohol consumption may also increase the risk of infection, for instance by causing disinhibition and reduced social distancing.
Webinar | Family Skills for Prevention of Substance Use, Mental Health and Violence and for Development, including under COVID-19
Webinar | Family skills for Prevention of Substance Use, Mental Health and Violence and for Development, including under COVID-19
NDARC Annual Research Symposium: Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications
Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications
Date: Thursday, 5 November
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
The first session is focused on research findings and clinical implications of substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use.
In response to threat posed by COVID- 19, they have put together a collection of resources from websites and organizations from around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought major challenges to healthcare systems and public health policies globally, as it requires novel treatment and prevention strategies to adapt for the impact of the pandemic. Individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) are at risk population for contamination due to multiple factors—attributable to their clinical, psychological and psychosocial conditions.
About this Event
We are excited to announce the second of our MARC interdisciplinary webinars where you will hear from Prof Paul Dietze, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, and Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Pearce, General Practice, who will be discussing the impacts of COVID on substance use and mental health.
How much are people drinking while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are Canadians drinking more alcohol than usual and, if so, are they doing it more often? This webinar explored alcohol use during the pandemic, drawing on the results of a survey and polls commissioned by CCSA in spring 2020. The presentation highlighted resources to assist in reducing risks related to alcohol use during COVID-19.