The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked a complex scenario of multiple crises demanding multidisciplinary
solutions. The pandemic has raised major implications for addressing the challenges related to synthetic drugs, especially
synthetic opioids. Physical distancing measure for curbing the spread of COVID-19 have challenged national, regional and
international responses to the synthetic drug problem.
This special module provides practical tools and resources to strengthen the responses to synthetic drugs during COVID-19 considering the limitations of social distancing measures. The module also contains advice and guidance for the general public on protecting oneself and others from the spread of COVID-19 as well as suggestions for ensuring continuity of care for vulnerable groups.