COVID-19: information on addiction treatment provision (links)

First published: 22 May 2020 | Last updated: 13 September 2021

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2021

BASIS Online -Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction: Introduction to the Special Series on Managing Addiction during COVID-19

BASIS Online -Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction: Never Get Comfortable: How We Adapted our Programming to Continue Serving People in Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

International Journal of Drug Policy: Changes in substance supply and use characteristics among people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 global pandemic: A national qualitative assessment in Canada

JPHMP Direct: How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

PHE: An evaluation of hepatitis C test and treat interventions targeted at homeless populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, to inform future service delivery

2020

Adfam briefing on alcohol and domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 restrictions: click here

Adfam statement on COVID-19: click here

Alcoholics Anonymous (along with contact details for enquiries about meetings): click here

American Addiction Centers links to free virtual 12-step meetings: click here

American Society of Addiction Medicine guidance: click here

Australian Government: additional $6 million to support drug and alcohol services during COVID-19: click here

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use Treatment Capacity in Canada

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use during COVID-19 infographic

Care Grow Live (CGL) page about going online during COVID-19: click here

CASAT On Demand (US): behavioural health resources – COVID-19: click here

Collective voice: regularly updated resources for treatment services: click here

Collective Voice: information and links for treatment services, including information on CQC inspections: click here

Drugs Research Network Scotland link to worldwide documents relating to harm reduction and treatment: click here  

Drugs Research Network Scotland rapid review of international approaches to the continuity and safety of Opiate Replacement Therapies during the Covid-19 pandemic (PDF): click here

EMCDDA: COVID-19 resources page for people who use drugs (PWUD) and drug service providers

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust Library and Knowledge Service Covid -19 resources

Homeless Link: Information on homelessness and COVID-19: click here

Humankind statement: click here

Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA): A New Service Delivery Model: How IRETA has Adapted Clinical Quality Improvement in the Era of COVID Blog

International Drug Policy Consortium: resources and information for those working in or managing residential rehabs – available in both English and Spanish: click here

JAMA Network Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis and treatment resources

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: COVID-19-related treatment service disruptions among people with single- and polysubstance use concerns

Narcotics Anonymous UK: click here

NHS Addictions Provider Alliance: How the Covid-19 pandemic is fast-tracking the move to digital platforms within addiction services

NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance: Supervised Dispensing after COVID-19

NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance: Practice examples of services adapting during Covid-19 to help eliminate BBV’s

NHS (UK): Remote prescribing guidance for health and justice sites During the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF): click here

NHS (UK): accessing drug services during COVID-19: relations radio talks to Dr Emily Finch, addictions clinical director at South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust: click here

New Zealand Drug Foundation: COVID-19 Play it Safe – information on how to stay safe

Recovery Review Blog: redesigning Addiction and Recovery Services in a COVID-19 World USA: click here

Royal College of Psychiatrists: guidance for psychiatrists working in mental health settings: click here

Royal College of Psychiatrists: COVID-19: Working with vulnerable people: click here

Scottish Drug Forum COVID-19 information hub: click here 

Scottish Drug Forum database shows COVID-19 updates to drug treatment & injecting equipment service delivery across Scotland: click here

Scottish Government announces extra support for people affected by alcohol and drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) guidance for alcohol services: click here for PDF

SHAAP updated guidance on Alcohol and COVID-19: click here

SMART recovery for details about support whilst lock-down measures are in place: click here

SSA BLog: Dr Emmert Roberts and Dr Emily Finch on Prescription of alcohol in emergency homeless hotel accommodation during the COVID-19 lockdown

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Coronavirus (COVID-19) links to guidance, training resources, etc. updated

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) training and technical notes COVID-19 updated

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) releasing $110 Million in Emergency Grant Funding for Substance Use Treatment and Mental Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: click here

The Australian Alcohol and Drug Foundation guidance on supporting communities: click here

The Conversation Australia: COVID changed the way we use drugs and alcohol — now it’s time to properly invest in treatment

The Pharmaceutical Journal advice for pharmacists: click here

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association on monitoring COVID-19 in Australia: click here

UK government: letter from the Home Secretary to the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) relaxing regulations on prescribing controlled drugs: click here

UNODC Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

We Are With You treatment services: click here

William White Papers: COVID-19 Risk for people in addiction recovery? A review of published studies on preliminary findings related to COVID-19 among people experiencing or recovering from substance use disorders. Blog

 

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