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Covid 19 and Addiction
Covid 19 is global pandemic and it is affecting millions of people through out the world. According to latest update almost all countries of world are under fist of corona pandemic.
Every pandemic whether it was 1919 or latest SARS in 2003-04 has its ongoing and after effects. Its not only people’s physical health that is affected but financial, social and MENTAL health are also affected. Physical health issues are most widely discussed, studied and researched for any such casualties. But what that is least or less discussed, but affects most is Mental health issues, one faces due to pandemic itself and it other associated reasons. Although many governments has recently introduced health issues related to mental illness but still not that widely taken care.
In our clinic setting it has been seen that due to lock down or due to unavailability of drugs of abuse (alcohol, opioids, tobacco, cigarette etc.) people develop lot of problems, obvious reason is that they are not getting their daily drugs of abuse. People fall into withdrawal and many become critical due to that. Moreover, in such difficult times help from doctors and care takers is also very limited. Doctors are not seeing patients in their clinics or reduced availability because of corona fear.
Patients are under some treatment for mental health issues or for addiction are roaming to get medicines, counselling, investigations.
In the era, of technology its possible to discuss mental health and addiction issues virtually with effectiveness. Lots of options are available through internet or phone.
We at our clinic providing this facility. We welcome to discuss their addiction health issues and get treated by experienced doctors.
Best wishes and have good health. God bless.