This page contains the latest COVID-19 related links as of 18 June 2020. To access the full catalogue of addiction related COVID -19 resources collected since late March 2020 click here

Compiled by Christine Goodair


PHE Operational advice for alcohol, drugs and nicotine in emergency accommodation for people experiencing rough sleeping

Harm Reduction/ Treatment

Harm reduction innovations under lock-down discussed in SDF’s latest Drugs Uncut episode

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

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

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

NHSSMPA Supervised Dispensing after COVID-19

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

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

Royal College of Psychiatrist COVID-19: Working vulnerable people

News and Opinion

People with a dependency a hidden cost of lock-down Some of Australia’s most vulnerable have been at real risk, Dr Hester Wilson writes.

BMJ Editorials COVID-19 and alcohol—a dangerous cocktail

BMJ Blog Reducing alcohol harm during self-isolation needs a measured approach

Millions in UK smoking more amid COVID-19 crisis, study suggests

ADFAM Blog Adapting our support to families affected by a parent’s alcohol dependency in Swindon

People with substance use disorders face greater challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic –The Conversation US

Getting back on the beers after lockdown? Here’s what you should know

Collective Voice Blog: Two months into lockdown, what have we learned so far?

University of Bedfordshire: addiction researcher has warned that lockdown could reverse UK’s ten year drop in alcohol consumption


Drug and Alcohol Research Connections – May 2020 – latest news from NDARC, NDRI and NCETA, with a special coronavirus (COVID-19) focus in this issue

Global Drug Survey’s COVID19 survey impact on drug useinterim results

The association of smoking status with SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalisation and mortality from COVID-19: A living rapid evidence review (version 4)

Changes Related to COVID-19 in the Illegal Drug Supply and Access to Services, and Resulting Health Harms (CCENDU Alert)

House of Commons Nitrous Oxide: Coronavirus Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the change in the level of the use of nitrous oxide during the covid-19 outbreak.

University of Oxford researchers studying the effect of smoking, nicotine and vaping on COVID-19 severity inking primary and clinical data for the assessment of associations between smoking status and the severity of coronavirus disease

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics report: ‘Covid So Far, Lockdown and the Lost Children’ reports rise in calls from children whose parents have started to drink again in lockdown

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Boredom and Stress Drives Increased Alcohol Consumption during COVID-19: NANOS Poll Summary Report

Australian National University report ‘Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 period’ shows Australians are drinking alcohol more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic than before.

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