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

Compiled by Christine Goodair



Government COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol. Updated 15 May 2020

Scottish Drug Foundation updated guidance for contingency planning for services during COVID-19

New practice briefing ‘Family Drug and Alcohol Courts under Covid-19’

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19


Harm Reduction/ Treatment

‘Covid-19: Play it Safe’- information on how to stay safe from New Zealand Drug Foundation

EMCDDA – COVID-19 resources page for people who use drugs and drug service providers



The two faces of the tobacco industry during the COVID-19 pandemic – BMJ Tobacco Control blog

How People Find Pot: A Global Perspective: from Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

Drinking and wellbeing in lockdown – findings from survey of Club Soda members

‘Coronavirus: why the law on morphine should be loosened‘ Ian Hamilton writes for The Conversation

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) ‘Covid-19 and Smoking: Act Now to Prevent a Health Calamity from Happening’

Tsunami of Need – Phoenix Chief Exec writes about the impact of COVID-19 on the people who rely on drug and alcohol treatment services.



BMJ research article: ‘YouTube as a source of information on COVID-19: a pandemic of misinformation?’


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