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COVID-19 During the Opioid Epidemic – Exacerbation of Stigma and Vulnerabilities

Description
Explores how the lack of healthcare infrastructure in rural areas and the COVID-19 pandemic create particular challenges for people who use drugs (PWUDs). Discusses the stigma of seeking care during a pandemic and the difficulty of accessing living resources, among other issues affecting PWUDs in rural areas.
Author(s)
Wiley D. Jenkins, Rebecca Bolinski, John Bresett, et al.
Citation
Journal of Rural Health
Date
04/2020
Type
Document
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention