This page contains the latest COVID-19 related links as of 27 May 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’


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



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

The association of smoking status with SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalisation and mortality from COVID-19: A living rapid evidence review (version 3)

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


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