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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.

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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.

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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. 

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