December 8, 2020 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Covid-19 created a crisis that has resulted in massive job loss, housing insecurity, and psychological stress. Many people have turned to substances to cope. A recent survey from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that over 88% of respondents reported an increase in alcohol consumption throughout the pandemic. These findings coincide with a report from the RAND American Life Panel, which found that there has been a 262% increase in alcohol sales from the previous year. Social distancing and self-quarantines are necessary to reduce the spread of Covid-19. However, it has led to a rise in depression, anxiety, fear, and sadness, all of which are known to trigger relapses for individuals who struggle with substance use disorders (SUD).
The pandemic has also caused additional strain on health care systems and providers. Access to in-person medical assistance is limited, which has created an increased risk for substance users, as they can no longer access traditional means of recovery support. As strategies for providing adequate health care have shifted, technology has evolved to offer comprehensive care via digital care platforms such as digital learning management systems, care management platforms, and peer coaching and support. In this webinar, learn how the utilization of digital care platforms can provide vital insight, education, and recovery-focused resources to those struggling with SUD.
- Address obstacles to care and the stigma surrounding SUD before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Identify how the Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for digital care platforms
- Explore digital care platforms as tools to combat SUD
This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.