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Scheibein, Florian and Stowe, M J and Arya, Sidharth and Morgan, Nirvana and Shirasaka, Tomohiro and Grandinetti, Paolo and Saad, Noha Ahmed and Ghosh, Abhishek and Vadivel, Ramyadarshni and Ratta-Apha, Woraphat and Pant, Sagun Ballav and Ransing, Ramdas and Ramalho, Rodrigo and Bruschi, Angelo and Maiti, Tanay and Ha, Anne Yee and Delic, Mirjana and Jain, Shobhit and Peyron, Eric and Siste, Kristiana and Onoria, Joy and Boujraf, Saïd and Dannatt, Lisa and Schellekens, Arnt and Calvey, Tanya (2021) Responding to COVID-19: emerging practices in addiction medicine in 17 countries. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, p. 634309. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpsyt.2021.634309.

External website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC80090...

Following the classification of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), countries were encouraged to implement urgent and aggressive actions to change the course of the disease spread while also protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all people. The challenges and solutions of providing prevention, treatment, and care for those affected with issues related to substance use and addictive behaviors are still being discussed by the global community. Several international documents have been developed for service providers and public health professionals working in the field of addiction medicine in the context of the pandemic (13), however, less is known about country-level responses. In the current paper we, as individual members of the Network of Early Career Professionals working in Addiction Medicine (NECPAM), discuss emerging country-level guidelines developed in the 6 months following the outbreak.

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