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Marsden, John and Darke, Shane and Hall, Wayne and Hickman, Matthew and Holmes, John and Humphreys, Keith and Neale, Joanne and Tucker, Jalie and West, Robert (2020) Addiction editorial: Mitigating and learning from the impact of COVID‐19 infection on addictive disorders. Addiction, 115, (6), pp. 1007-1010. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15080.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures required to address it are cutting a swathe through people’s lives and the global economy. People with addictive disorders are particularly badly affected as a result of poverty, physical and mental health vulnerabilities and disruption of access to services. The pandemic may well increase the extent and severity of some addictive disorders. Current research is suffering from the termination of face-to-face data collection and other restrictions. There is an urgent need to co-ordinate efforts nationally and internationally to mitigate these problems and to find innovative ways of continuing to provide clinical and public health services to help people with addictive disorders. ......


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances, CNS stimulants, Opioid, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Harm reduction
Date
2020
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15080
Pages
10 p.
Page Range
pp. 1007-1010
Volume
115
Number
6
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