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With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

COVID-19: Recommendations for drug treatment programs

  • 5/15/2020 10:00 AM
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Event date: 5/15/2020 10:00 AM Export event

Person in charge of the presentations:

Jose Luis VazquezEspecialist, Demand Reduction Unit-CICAD
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the implementation of treatment programs for people with problematic drug use. Social distancing and other measures taken to protect public health have the potential to affect continuity and access to programs.

Furthermore, this reality will present challenges for the substance-using individual and their families, having to adapt to a new environment, and accentuating social, economic, and access to health problems.

During the Webinar an attempt will be made to answer the following questions:

  • How to organize drug use treatment in this context?
  • What needs do drug users have?