COVID-19 useful links 13 May 2020
This page contains the latest COVID-19 related links as of 13 May 2020. To access the full catalogue of addiction related COVID-19 resources collected since late March 2020 click here
Compiled by Christine Goodair
COVID-19: advice from Public Health England (PHE) on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020: Written statement UK Parliament.
General Pharmaceutical Council update on new legislation relating to controlled drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tobacco control during the COVID-19 pandemic: how we can help – a statement from the Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Convention Secretariat, Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo.
Redesigning Addiction and Recovery Services in a COVID-19 World (USA).
The British HIV Association has produced a list of HIV organisations providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Provision of needle and syringe exchange programmes during the COVID-19 lock-down.
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario: resources for safer gambling during COVID-19.
Addiction Journal Bibliography on COVID-19 and addiction.
Public health messaging and harm reduction in the time of COVID-19 (Lancet correspondence).
Alcohol & Drug Foundation, Australia -‘Changing your drinking habits’: find out about the six signs that home isolation could be having an impact on your drinking.
Open versus closed: the risks associated with retail liquor stores during COVID-19. A briefing from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) (in French and English).
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug addiction (EMCDDA) special report: COVID-19 and drugs – drug supply via darknet markets.
Annals of Internal Medicine. When epidemics collide: COVID-19 and the opioid crisis.
Drug Science. From Ebola to COVID-19. Is all nicotine bad nicotine? An epidemiologist’s reflections.
Drinking Studies Network. Does COVID-19 mean alcohol is now considered a drug?
Recovery Review. Redesigning addiction and recovery services in a COVID-19 (USA).
BMJ Blog. How are we assisting our most disadvantaged during COVID-19?
CASAT On Demand (USA). Behavioural health resources – COVID-19.
NHS employers website most recent updates to COVID-19 guidance for workforce leaders include guidance on deploying medical students, deploying returning doctors, overseas recruitment, and death in service benefits. The complete collection of workforce guidance can be found here.
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