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DESK REVIEW: Support for People with Substance Use Disorder in Ukraine During the War

War in Ukraine has inevitably led to the country's health system functioning at reduced capacity. Attacks near hospitals and active military operations force people to change their place of residence and flee from the war to safer regions of the country or go abroad as refugees. As a result, vulnerable populations are unable to safely attend healthcare facilities to receive substitution treatment and specialized support services. 

The purpose of the research is to provide an insight into the current state and key issues of provision of special medical care and support services for people with substance use disorder in Ukraine during the war. The research is based on desk review involving the collection and synthesis of available information to gain an understanding of the current state of the problem, and to identify appropriate policy and operational responses. (International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC), Ukraine, 01.08.2022)