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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Dimensions of Substance Use: A Narrative Review and Living Repository of Primary Data

4. Association between substance use and SARS-CoV-2 infection risk, and clinical outcomes of COVID-19
  • Prevailing evidence are strongly indicative of worse SARS-CoV-2 infection risk and mortality outcomes among those with substance use compared to the general population

  • Ensuring access to healthcare among people with SUD during public health crises is a priority given increased vulnerability through multiple co-morbidities”


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  1. Changes in propensity to use substances
  2. Changes in substance use contexts and behaviors
  3. Changes in drug markets
  4. Association between substance use and the SARS-CoV-2 infection risk and COVID-19 severity
  5. Changes in healthcare and harm reduction service access among PWUD. 
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