ISSUP Nigeria worries over mental health of patients

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter, has expressed concern worry over plights of drug users who are among CODVID-19 patients in isolation centres, raising the alarm that measures put in place to tackle the pandemic could increase the risk for the burden of substance use problems.

The professionals who are charged with the responsibility of prevention and treatment of substance use disorders among Nigerians disclosed that isolation and social distancing could limit access to treatment and aftercare of drug users.

To tackle this challenge, President of ISSUP,  Dr. Martin  Agwogie, pledged the association’s support to the  Federal Government,  in providing drug treatment to Substance users who are CODVID-19 patients in isolation…

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