COVID-19: harm reduction advice (links)

First published: 22/05/2020 | Last updated: August 3rd, 2020


Harm reduction advice A-Z

ADFAM  10 top tips for family members that are staying at home (pdf) and  6 Ideas for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing (pdf)

Alcohol Change UK: includes tips for managing drinking, links to support, and guidance for professionals: click here

ASH: Stop smoking services open to smokers thanks to rapid response of local councils

ASH Wales: Professor Robert West’s advice to smokers on COVID-19: click here

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health webinar briefing: click here

British HIV Association (BHIVA) has produced a list of HIV organisations providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

Canadian Centre on Substance use and addiction (CCSA) and Mental Health Canada Fact sheets with tips on how to manage stress and reduce the harms associated with using alcohol, cannabis and other substances during the COVID-19 pandemic: click here

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction infographic ‘COVID-19 and Impaired Driving Risks’

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction infographic ‘Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use during Covid-19: How Animals Can Help’

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition COVID-19 harm reduction resource – insight and guidance on best practices for people who use drugs and healthcare providers: click here

Cochrane Library Special Collection on effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic: click here

Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network resources: click here

DDN (Drink and Drug News): essential harm reduction advice on COVID-19 through a comprehensive leaflet: click here

DrugReporter Harm Reduction Responses to COVID-19 in Europe: Regularly Updated Infopage

EMDCCA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) resources for people who use drugs and for drug service providers: click here

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) resources for safer gambling during COVID-19: click here

Harm Reduction Coalition harm reduction guidance: click here

Harm Reduction International COVID-19, Prisons and Drug Policy : Global Scan – March-June 2020

HSE (Health Research Board Ireland) clinical and patient care research and harm reduction resources related to Covid-19: click here

International Drug Policy Consortium: Technical brief: Harm reduction for people who use drugs

NHS Scotland advice : Coronavirus (COVID-19) and drug use

NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHSSMPA) on the provision of needle and syringe programmes during the COVID-19 lock-down: click here

NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHSSMPA) harm reduction guide: COVID-19 and alcohol dependency: looking after yourself during lock-down: click here

NIAAA the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism : list of useful resources on Alcohol and Covid-19 for the public, clinicians, and researchers

NIDA – the US National Institute on Drug Abuse on how COVID-19 might affect people who use drugs: click here

RCP (Royal College of Phsyciatrists): latest COVID-19 resources around alcohol: click here

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) guidance on contingency planning for people who use drugs: click here

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF): Harm reduction innovations under lock-down discussed in their latest Drugs Uncut episode

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs: click here for support – click here for FAQs

Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) coalition statement on COVID-19 focuses on the importance of tobacco control for public health: click here

Talking Drugs harm reduction advice: click here

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction new resources – report  ‘Methamphetamine, the Respiratory System and COVID-19’ infographic ‘Methamphetamine, Cocaine and #COVID-19 Health Risks’

The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease – statement on COVID-19 and smoking: click here

Transform Drug Policy Foundation on COVID-19 and harm reduction: click here

UISCE (national advocacy service for people who use drugs in Ireland) harm reduction resources: click here

UK Parliament Early Day Motion Treatment services during the COVID-19 outbreak

UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of COVID-19: click here

WHO Europe Office Alcohol and COVID-19 – what you need to know. Addressing, among other things, the misinformation that is being spread about alcohol and COVID-19: click here


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