Latest Key Findings
Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe: a large-scale cross-sectional study in 21 countries
On average, alcohol consumption appears to have declined during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
Opioid analgesic prescribing for opioid‐naïve individuals prior to identification of opioid use disorder in British Columbia, Canada
Among people in BC, Canada diagnosed with opioid use disorder from 2001-2018, over 32% were earlier prescribed non-cancer opioid analgesics.
Up-scheduling and codeine supply in Australia: analysing the intervention and outliers
Australia's 2018 up-scheduling of over-the-counter codeine products appears to have nearly halved the national codeine supply.
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The Society for the Study of Addiction's collection of addiction-related COVID-19 resources includes perspectives from policymakers, views from clinicians working in treatment services, and summaries of global policy responses.