Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19: Multi-Faceted Problems Which Require Multi-Pronged Solutions

  title={Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19: Multi-Faceted Problems Which Require Multi-Pronged Solutions},
  author={Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie and Jennifer Stewart Williams and Malin Eriksson and Ann-Sofie Gr{\"o}nlund and Nawi Ng and Marcus Blom Nilsson and Mojgan Padyab and Kelsey C. Priest and Mikael Sandlund and Fredrik Snellman and Dennis McCarty and Lena M. Lundgren},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychiatry},
COVID-19 shocked health and economic systems leaving millions of people without employment and safety nets. The pandemic disproportionately affects people with substance use disorders (SUDs) due to the collision between SUDs and COVID-19. Comorbidities and risk environments for SUDs are likely risk factors for COVID-19. The pandemic, in turn, diminishes resources that people with SUD need for their recovery and well-being. This article presents an interdisciplinary and international perspective… 

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