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COVID-19 and addiction.
Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020 Sep - Oct; 14(5):817-823.DM

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS

2019-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is causing insurmountable psychosocial impact on the whole mankind. Marginalized community, particularly those with substance use disorders (SUD), are particularly vulnerable to contract the infection and also likely to suffer from greater psychosocial burden. This article analyses the intricate bi-directional relationship between COVID-19 and addiction.

METHODS

Pubmed and Google Scholar are searched with the following key terms- "COVID-19", "SARS-CoV2", "Pandemic", "Addiction", "Opioid", "Alcohol", "Smoking", "Addiction Psychiatry", "Deaddiction", "Substance use disorders", "Behavioral addiction". Few newspaper reports related to COVID-19 and addiction have also been added as per context.

RESULTS

People with SUD are at greater risk of worse COVID-19 outcome. There is surge of addictive behaviors (both new and relapse) including behavioral addiction in this period. Withdrawal emergencies and death are also being increasingly reported. Addicted people are especially facing difficulties in accessing the healthcare services which are making them prone to procure drugs by illegal means.

CONCLUSION

COVID-19 and addiction are the two pandemics which are on the verge of collision causing major public health threat. While every effort must be taken to make the public aware of deleterious effects of SUD on COVID-19 prognosis, the resumption of deaddiction services and easier accessibility of prescription drugs are needs of the hour.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Specialist Medical Officer, Department of Psychiatry, Berhampore Mental Hospital, Berhampore, Mushridabad, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: drmjdpsy03@gmail.com.Department of General Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: ritwikmed2014@gmail.com.Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: subham171293@gmail.com.Department of Radiodiagnosis, Care & Cure Hospital, Barasat, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: itiranisarkar@gmail.com.Department of General Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Electronic address: chatterjeeaspiresubhankar.92@gmail.com.Department of Neuromedicine, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: drsouvik79@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32540735

Citation

Dubey, Mahua Jana, et al. "COVID-19 and Addiction." Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, vol. 14, no. 5, 2020, pp. 817-823.
Dubey MJ, Ghosh R, Chatterjee S, et al. COVID-19 and addiction. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020;14(5):817-823.
Dubey, M. J., Ghosh, R., Chatterjee, S., Biswas, P., Chatterjee, S., & Dubey, S. (2020). COVID-19 and addiction. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, 14(5), 817-823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2020.06.008
Dubey MJ, et al. COVID-19 and Addiction. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020 Sep - Oct;14(5):817-823. PubMed PMID: 32540735.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID-19 and addiction. AU - Dubey,Mahua Jana, AU - Ghosh,Ritwik, AU - Chatterjee,Subham, AU - Biswas,Payel, AU - Chatterjee,Subhankar, AU - Dubey,Souvik, Y1 - 2020/06/09/ PY - 2020/05/29/received PY - 2020/06/03/revised PY - 2020/06/05/accepted PY - 2020/6/17/pubmed PY - 2020/9/25/medline PY - 2020/6/17/entrez KW - Addiction KW - Alcohol KW - Behavioral addiction KW - COVID-19 KW - Internet KW - Opioid KW - Pandemic KW - SARS-CoV2 KW - Smoking SP - 817 EP - 823 JF - Diabetes & metabolic syndrome JO - Diabetes Metab Syndr VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND AND AIMS: 2019-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is causing insurmountable psychosocial impact on the whole mankind. Marginalized community, particularly those with substance use disorders (SUD), are particularly vulnerable to contract the infection and also likely to suffer from greater psychosocial burden. This article analyses the intricate bi-directional relationship between COVID-19 and addiction. METHODS: Pubmed and Google Scholar are searched with the following key terms- "COVID-19", "SARS-CoV2", "Pandemic", "Addiction", "Opioid", "Alcohol", "Smoking", "Addiction Psychiatry", "Deaddiction", "Substance use disorders", "Behavioral addiction". Few newspaper reports related to COVID-19 and addiction have also been added as per context. RESULTS: People with SUD are at greater risk of worse COVID-19 outcome. There is surge of addictive behaviors (both new and relapse) including behavioral addiction in this period. Withdrawal emergencies and death are also being increasingly reported. Addicted people are especially facing difficulties in accessing the healthcare services which are making them prone to procure drugs by illegal means. CONCLUSION: COVID-19 and addiction are the two pandemics which are on the verge of collision causing major public health threat. While every effort must be taken to make the public aware of deleterious effects of SUD on COVID-19 prognosis, the resumption of deaddiction services and easier accessibility of prescription drugs are needs of the hour. SN - 1878-0334 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32540735/COVID_19_and_addiction_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1871-4021(20)30177-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -