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Useful coronavirus (COVID-19) links

Updated 1 April 2020 Here is a list of links to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) including national guidance, information for treatment services, harm reduction advice for people who use drugs, online courses and news and opinion. We will update this page as information comes in but if you know of any useful resources that we
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COVID-19 and alcohol: an enduring effect on home drinking habits?

James Morris Among the spate of articles offering well-being advice following the COVID-19 ‘Corona virus’ outbreak, many include calls for people to avoid self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. However, as images of supermarket alcohol shelves stripped bare circulate and multiple online alcohol retailers report long backlogs, it seems many people are seeking alcohol as a

COVID-19: Treatment staff defined as key workers

People who work in drug and alcohol treatment centres are included in the government’s definition of key workers. This means that their children are still (as of 23 March 2020) allowed to attend school if they cannot be safely looked after at home. This interpretation of the guidance has been confirmed by Public Health England

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The impact of the coronavirus is unpredictable and particularly so when looking at addiction policy, research and treatment. On Tuesday, Owen Bowden-Jones talked to the SSA about the potential impact of coronavirus on heroin supply lines, on people who use drugs and on drug treatment services; just a few of the many issues that the
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In the news: drug consumption rooms

Ahead of a UK-wide summit on drug-related deaths being held in Glasgow, Kit Malthouse (the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service) dismissed the possibility of the government shifting its policy on drug consumption rooms: “One of the issues in politics is people do reach for a simple solution, and, while drug

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As an organisation, we continue to function during the developing pandemic.

We are following all government and Charity Commission guidance in respect of staff and reporting issues.

Our funding schemes remain open and we are continuing to programme our conferences planned for November 2020.