Status of Drug Addicts In The Context of Covid-19 in Vietnam: Roles of Social Support Worker

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Nguyen Trung Hai, Nguyen Thi Lien, Do Thi Ngoc Bich
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Nguyen Trung Hai, Nguyen Thi Lien, Do Thi Ngoc Bich, "Status of Drug Addicts In The Context of Covid-19 in Vietnam: Roles of Social Support Worker," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 8,  no. 4, pp. 36-41, 2021. Crossref,


The Covid19 epidemic is an infectious disease pandemic, with the agent being the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is currently affecting all aspects of the economy, politics, and society in the world. Clearly disadvantaged groups, including drug addiction, have been affected the most. The survey was conducted at methadone treatment facilities in Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Thai Nguyen with the aim of analyzing the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic on drug addicts. Based on the assessment of these impacts, the article will discuss specialized interventions based on social support worker's roles to support drug addicts. The survey results have shown that the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic has had a negative impact on the health, employment, income, and psychological aspects of drug addicts. Professional discussions also demonstrate that social support activities have an important and comprehensive role in supporting drug addicts to overcome difficulties in this Covid-19 context.


Drug addicts; Status; Covid-19, Role, Social worker support


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