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Crowley, Des and Delargy, Ide (2020) A national model of remote care for assessing and providing opioid agonist treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: a report. Harm Reduction Journal , 17 , (49) .

Clarke, Mattea and Devlin, John and Conroy, Emmett and Kelly, Enda and Sturup-Toft, Sunita (2020) Establishing prison-led contact tracing to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 in prisons in Ireland. Journal of Public Health , Early online .

Health Service Executive. (2020) Virtual health. HSE online .

Crowley, Des and Cullen, Walter (2020) Caring for opioid drug users during the COVID-19 pandemic – a commentary on the Irish experience. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , Early online .

Columb, David and Hussain, Rehan and O'Gara, Colin (2020) Addiction Psychiatry and COVID-19 - Impact on patients and service provision. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , Early online , pp. 1-15.

Hayden, John C and Parkin, Rebecca (2020) The challenges of COVID-19 for community pharmacists and opportunities for the future. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , pp. 1-6.

Devitt, Patrick (2020) Can we expect an increased suicide rate due to Covid-19? Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , (1-5) .

Galvin, Brian (2020) Impact of Covid-19. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 73, Spring 2020 , pp. 1-3.

Alcohol Action Ireland, Mental Health Ireland. (2020) There is little comfort in alcohol: foster healthy coping tools that will last long beyond Covid-19. Alcohol Action Ireland .

HSE (2020) Coronavirus and drug recovery. .

Health Service Executive. (2020) Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. HSE Mental Health .


[Department of Health] Joint statement from Minister Donnelly, Minister Feighan and Minister O’Brien on homelessness. (30 Jul 2020)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Provisional Revenue receipts demonstrate the durability of the Irish alcohol market despite COVID-19 crisis. (30 Jul 2020)

[Irish Mirror] , Jordan, Ailbhe One in five in critical care in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital during lockdown were there due to alcohol. (28 Jul 2020)

Mental Health First Aid Ireland. [Mental Health First Aid Ireland] Working at home – wellbeing survey. (23 Jul 2020)

[Irish Times] , Lally, Conor Drink and drug-driving arrests surge in Dublin during Covid-19 pandemic. (20 Jul 2020)

[Irish Examiner] Confusion among gardaí on how to enforce laws around alcohol amid Covid-19. (08 Jul 2020)

[RTE News] Warning of virus spike after 'predictable' street drinking scenes. (06 Jul 2020)

[Government of Ireland] COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - latest information and statistics from Ireland. (30 Jun 2020)

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh ‘A subsection of clients feel lockdown has made it easier to avoid drug use’. (29 Jun 2020)

[RTE News] , Conneely, Ailbhe Govt urged to keep homeless accommodation in place. (24 Jun 2020)

[RTE News] , Bowers, Fergal Pandemic swells demand for addiction support services. (11 Jun 2020)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Growing concern about the volumes of alcohol being brought into Irish homes. (05 Jun 2020)

Hot Press News Desk. [Hot Press] Global Drug Survey predicts that "following lockdown, many regions will be flooded by high purity drugs". (04 Jun 2020)

[] , MacNamee, Garreth Use of nitrous oxide or 'hippie crack' on the rise during pandemic. (03 Jun 2020)

[] , Dwyer, Orla Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in. (03 Jun 2020)

[Irish Times] , Lally, Conor Locked up in lockdown: How prisons are coping with Covid-19. (01 Jun 2020)

[Dublinlive] , McMenamy, Emma Coronavirus Ireland: Prescription drug abuse set to soar during lockdown. (24 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] 'Lack of clarity' in liquor licensing laws allows pubs to deliver pints amid pandemic. (23 May 2020)

[RTE News] , Conneely, Ailbhe Ireland's homeless: 'The lost souls of the pandemic'. (20 May 2020)

[RTE News] €500m worth of drugs seized during pandemic. (18 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Ring, Evelyn Covid-19 exacerbates problems of alcoholics and their families, says support group. (18 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz Drug dealers calling in €30k drug debts from Cork families. (15 May 2020)

[World Health Organization] WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19. (14 May 2020)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health highlights advice and supports for people with alcohol related problems during COVID-19. (14 May 2020)

[UNODC] UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings*. (13 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz Covid crisis leads to plummeting numbers seeking drug addiction treatment. (12 May 2020)

[Southern Star] , O'Mahony, Kieran West Corks cocaine wars (part 1). (11 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Hoare, Padraig CSO reveal around 20% of adults have increased alcohol intake during Covid-19 crisis. (09 May 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , Woulfe, Jimmy Warning as virus crisis sees increase in middle-aged falling into alcoholism. (05 May 2020)

[Midlands 103] Midlands awareness group concerned by impact of virus on the drug industry. (05 May 2020)

[] Has Covid-19 changed your relationship with alcohol or drugs? Global Drugs Survey launches special edition. (04 May 2020)

[Irish Times] Podcast. Confronting coronavirus: Homeless in a pandemic - "They're more vulnerable and less able to avoid it". (02 May 2020)

[Irish Times] , Boland, Rosita Helplines during Covid-19: ‘There is an awful lot more drinking going on at home’. (26 Apr 2020)

[] , Ryan, Orla 'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears. (25 Apr 2020)

[] , MacNamee, Garreth Gardaí believe 'incredibly potent' cannabis on Irish streets due to shortages caused by Covid-19. (25 Apr 2020)

Digital Desk Staff. [Irish Examiner] Alcohol sales 58% higher than this time last year. (19 Apr 2020)

[Hot Press] , Duffin, Tony Ana Liffey Drug Project's Tony Duffin: "There's a desperation that could bubble over into violence with the wrong word or look". (17 Apr 2020)

[United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner] Statement by the UN expert on the right to health* on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (16 Apr 2020)

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. [WHO] Alcohol does not protect against COVID-19: access should be restricted during lockdown. (14 Apr 2020)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health to assist patients access their medical cannabis products during COVID-19. (07 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Anti-overdose medication training aims to protect drug users. (07 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Doctors advised to give emergency drugs to addicts to stop withdrawal in lockdown. (03 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Covid-19 cutting drug users and recovering addicts off from key supports. (01 Apr 2020)

, Hennessy, Michelle Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus. (25 Mar 2020)

[Four Four Magazine] , McGrath, Liam Drug harm reduction information in light of corona virus. (12 Mar 2020)


Darmody, Merike and Smyth, Emer and Russell, Helen (2020) Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for policy in relation to children and young people. Dublin: ESRI.

Irish Prison Service. (2020) IPS family information booklet. Longford: Irish Prison Service.

O'Carroll, Austin and Duffin, Tony and Collins, John (2020) Saving lives in the time of COVID-19. Case study of harm reduction, homelessness and drug use in Dublin, Ireland. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Merchants Quay Ireland, Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Depaul. (2020) Dealing with Covid-19 and beyond. Dublin: Merchants Quay Ireland, Coolmine Therapeutic Community and Depaul.

College of Psychiatry of Ireland. (2020) COVID-19 Impact on secondary mental healthcare services in Ireland. College of Psychiatrists survey issued to consultants June 2020. Dublin: College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

An Garda Siochana. (2020) Crime trends during Covid-19. March-May 2020. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

Ireland. Department of An Taoiseach. (2020) Report on the social implications of Covid-19 in Ireland. Update 5th June 2020. Dublin: Government of Ireland.

Family Resource Centre National Forum. (2020) FRCs: supporting families during the Covid-19 crisis. Dublin: Family Resource Centre National Forum.

Mongan, Deirdre and Galvin, Brian and Farragher, Louise and Dunne, Mary and Nelson, Mairea (2020) Impact of COVID-19 on drug services in four countries. An evidence brief. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2020) Resources for the prevention and control of Covid-19. Dublin: HPSC.

Research Evidence into Policy, Programmes and Practice project, University of Limerick. (2020) How are young people participating in Garda Youth Diversion Projects responding to the Covid-19 public health measures? – A local to national qualitative profile: report 1. Department of Justice and Equality and Department of Children.

Central Statistics Office. (2020) Social impact of COVID-19 survey April 2020. Cork: CSO.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) European trendspotter series. Impact of COVID-19 on drug services and help-seeking in Europe. Lisbon: EMCDDA.

North Inner City Drugs Task Force, Recovery Academy Ireland. (2020) How recovery coaches are managing lockdown through the Covid crisis. Dublin: North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

Harnedy, Norma (2020) COVID 19 interim clinical guidance for medicines management for isolation units for people who use drugs. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

HSE (2020) Dual diagnosis and Covid-19.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Health Service Executive. (2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for homeless and other vulnerable group settings. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) Guidance on contingency planning for people who use drugs and COVID-19. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

HSE National Drug Treatment Centre Pharmacy Department. Egan, Mary and Martin, Ellen (2020) COVID 19 Pharmacy SOP for clients in isolation. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

PSI-The Pharmacy Regulator, Medical Council, Health Service Executive. (2020) Guidance for prescribers and pharmacists on legislation changes to facilitate the safe supply of medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Smyth, Bobby P and Jones, Martin (2020) Ways of working: guidance for addiction services on remote consultations. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign. (2020) Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign impact of COVID19 on people in addiction. Dublin: Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign.

National Adult Literacy Agency. (2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19) words and terms explained in plain English. Dublin: National Adult Literacy Agency.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) Example SOP for emergency induction of OST during COVID crisis. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) Needle exchange provision in COVID-19 pandemic. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

HSE National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) Overdose awareness and coronavirus (COVID-19). Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Health Service Executive. (2020) At-risk groups and coronavirus. Dublin: HSE.

Irish Hospice Foundation. (2020) Grieving in exceptional times. Dublin: Irish Hospice Foundation.

Harnedy, Norma and Kee, Jim and Cotter, Blaithin and Johnston, Helen and Egan, Mary (2020) Letter 1:. Urgent communication regarding OST patients. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Dublin Region Homeless Executive. (2020) Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Dublin Region Homeless Executive. (2020) Naloxone demonstration project.

International research

Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2020) COVID-19 guide for drug and alcohol residential rehab and detox services. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Public Health England. (2020) Wider Impacts of COVID-19 on Health (WICH) monitoring tool. London: Public Health England.

Moreno, Carmen and Wykes, Til and Galderisi, Silvana and Nordentoft, Merete and Crossley, Nicolas and Jones, Nev and Cannon, Mary and Correll, Christoph U and Byrne, Louise and Carr, Sarah and Chen, Eric Y H and Gorwood, Philip and Johnson, Sonia and Kärkkäinen, Hilkka and Krystal, John H and Lee, Jimmy and Lieberman, Jeffrey and López-Jaramillo, Carlos and Männikkö, Miia and Phillips, Michael R and Uchida, Hiroyuki and Vieta, Eduard and Vita, Antonio and Arango, Celso . (2020) How mental health care should change as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet. Psychiatry, 16 doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30307-2

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) COVID-19 response by the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies. Lisbon: EMCDDA. 10 p.

Penal Reform International. (2020) Coronavirus: preventing harm and human rights violations in criminal justice systems. Briefing note. London: Penal Reform International. 37 p.

Harm Reduction International. (2020) COVID-19, prisons and drug policy: global scan March-June 2020. London: Harm Reduction International. 2 p.

International Network of People who Use Drugs. (2020) INPUD online survey on COVID-19 & people who use drugs (PWUD) data report 1. London: INPUD. 19 p.

Institute of Alcohol Studies. [IAS] (2020) Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown. Summary of emerging evidence from the UK. London: Institute of Alcohol Studies. 20 p.

Sutherland, R and Baillie, G and Memedovic, S and Hammoud, M and Barratt, M and Bruno, Raimondo and Dietze, Paul and Ezard, Nadine and Salom, C and Degenhardt, Louisa and Hughes, C and Peacock, A . (2020) Australians' drug use: adapting to pandemic threats (ADAPT) study: ADAPT bulletin no. 1. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. 4 p.

Adfam. (2020) Families in lockdown. The effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the family and friends of someone with an alcohol, drugs or gambling problem. London: Adfam. 30 p.

Narasimha, Venkata Lakshmi and Shukla, Lekhansh and Mukherjee, Diptadhi and Menon, Jayakrishnan and Huddar, Sudheendra and Panda, Udit Kumar and Mahadevan, Jayant and Kandasamy, Arun and Chand, Prabhat K and Benegal, Vivek and Murthy, Pratima . (2020) Complicated alcohol withdrawal - an unintended consequence of COVID-19 lockdown. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 55 (4) 350-53. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agaa042.

Editorial. (2020) Drinking alone: COVID-19, lockdown, and alcohol-related harm. The lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 5 (7) doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30159-X

Making Every Adult Matter Coalition. (2020) Flexible responses during the coronavirus crisis: rapid evidence gathering. London: Cordis Bright. 32 p.

ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. Biddle, Nicholas and Edwards, Ben and Gray, Matthew and Sollis, Kate . (2020) Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 period: May 2020. Canberra: Australian National University. 19 p.

Crowley, Des and Cullen, Walter and O'Donnell, Patrick and Van Hout, Marie Claire . (2020) Prison and opportunities for the management of COVID-19. BJGP Open DOI:

Winstock, Adam and Davies, Emma L and Gilchrist, Gail and Zhuparris, A and Ferris, Jason and Maier, Larissa and Barratt, Monica J . (2020) GDS special edition on Covid-19 interim report global. Global drugs survey. 45 p.

Simons, David and Shahab, Lion and Brown, Jamie and Perski, Olga . (2020) The association of smoking status with SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalisation and mortality from COVID-19: a living rapid evidence review. Qeois.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) Impact of COVID-19 on patterns drug use and drug-related harms in Europe. Lisbon: EMCDDA. 27 p. EMCDDA Trendspotter briefing

Women’s Safety NSW, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. (2020) Family violence and alcohol during COVID-19. Sydney: FARE. 8 p.

Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England. (2020) COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol. London: UK Government.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol. (2020) EU drug markets: impact of COVID-19. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 31 p.

Lawn, Will and Skumlien, Martine [SSA] . (2020) How is the COVID-19 pandemic changing our use of illegal drugs? An overview of ongoing research. London: Society for the Study of Addiction. SSA Feature

Bach, Paxton and Robinson, Samantha and Sutherland, Christy and Brar, Rupinder . (2020) Innovative strategies to support physical distancing among individuals with active addiction. Elsevier. The Lancet. Psychiatry DOI:

Jackson, Sarah E and Garnett, Claire and Shahab, Lion and Oldham, Melissa and Brown, Jamie . (2020) Association of the Covid-19 lockdown with smoking, drinking, and attempts to quit in England: an analysis of 2019-2020 data. medRXiv doi:

Ghosh, Abhishek and Roub, Fazle and Bisaga, Adam . (2020) Drug treatment of SARS-Cov2: Potential effects in patients with substance use disorders (SUD). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 135 (110159) doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110159

Barney, Angela and Buckelew, Sara and Mesheriakova, Veronika and Raymond-Flesch, Marissa . (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic and rapid implementation of adolescent and young adult telemedicine: challenges and opportunities for innovation. Journal of Adolescent Health, Early online doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.05.006

Scottish Drugs Forum, Sexual Health and BBV Prevention Leads Group. (2020) Scotland: Guidance on contingency planning for people who use drugs and COVID-19. Edinburgh: Scottish Drugs Forum. 31 p.

Király, Orsolya and Potenza, Marc N and Stein, Dan J and King, Daniel L and Hodgins, David C and Saunders, John B and Griffiths, Mark D and Gjoneska, Biljana and Billieux, Joël and Brand, Matthias and Abbott, Max W and Chamberlain, Samuel R and Corazza, Ornella and Burkauskas, Julius and Sales, Célia M D and Montag, Christian and Lochner, Christine and Grünblatt, Edna and Wegmann, Elisa and Martinotti, Giovanni and Lee, Hae Kook and Rumpf, Hans-Jürgen and Castro-Calvo, Jesús and Rahimi-Movaghar, Afarin and Higuchi, Susumu and Menchon, Jose M and Zohar, Joseph and Pellegrini, Luca and Walitza, Susanne and Fineberg, Naomi A and Demetrovics, Zsolt . (2020) Preventing problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consensus guidance. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 100 (152180) doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2020.152180

Slaunwhite, Amanda Kathleen and Gan, Wen Qi and Xavier, Chloe and Zhao, Bin and Buxton, Jane A and Desai, Roshni . (2020) Overdose and risk factors for coronavirus disease 2019. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 212 (108047) doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108047

Dunlop, Adrian and Lokuge, Buddhima and Masters, Debbie and Sequeira, Marcia and Saul, Peter and Dunlop, Grace and Ryan, John and Hall, Michelle and Ezard, Nadine and Haber, Paul and Lintzeris, Nicholas and Maher, Lisa . (2020) Challenges in maintaining treatment services for people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harm Reduction Journal, 17 (1) 26. doi: 10.1186/s12954-020-00370-7

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) COVID-19 and drugs: drug supply via darknet markets. Lisbon: EMCDDA. 22 p.

Kisely, Steve and Warren, Nicola and McMahon, Laura and Dalais, Christine and Henry, Irene and Siskind, Dan . (2020) Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 369 (m1642) doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1642

Green, Traci C and Bratberg, Jeffrey and Finnell, Deborah S . (2020) Opioid use disorder and the COVID 19 pandemic: a call to sustain regulatory easements and further expand access to treatment. Substance Abuse, 41 (2) 147-9.

Rehm, Jürgen and Kilian, Carolin and Ferreira-Borges, Carina and Jernigan, David and Monteiro, Maristela and Parry, Charles D H and Sanchez, Zila M and Manthey, Jakob . (2020) Alcohol use in times of the COVID 19: Implications for monitoring and policy. Drug and Alcohol Review, 39 (4)

Karamouzian, Mohammad and Johnson, Cheyenne and Kerr, Thomas . (2020) Public health messaging and harm reduction in the time of COVID-19. The Lancet. Psychiatry, 7 (5) 390-91. OI:

Appleton, Steve, ed. Peters, Janet . (2020) Rapid review on coronavirus/COVID-19: policies, actions and resources related to drug and alcohol addiction across IIMHL and IIDL countries. New Zealand: International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. 28 p.

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education, Cancer Council WA. (2020) An alcohol ad every 35 seconds. A snapshot of how the alcohol industry is using a global pandemic as a marketing opportunity. ACT, Australia: FARE. 12 p.

Europol. (2020) Beyond the pandemic - how covid-19 will shape the serious and organised crime landscape in the EU. The Hague: Europol.

International Society of Substance Use Professionals. (2020) Supporting the families of substance users. London: ISSUP.

Bannister, Rachel . (2020) Covid-19 and addiction—a secret burden during this pandemic. BMJ Opinion

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems. [SHAAP] (2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19) and people with alcohol-related problems: recommendations for services. Edinburgh: SHAAP. 11 p.

Marsden, John and Darke, Shane and Hall, Wayne and Hickman, Matthew and Holmes, John and Humphreys, Keith and Neale, Joanne and Tucker, Jalie and West, Robert . (2020) Addiction editorial: Mitigating and learning from the impact of COVID‐19 infection on addictive disorders. Addiction, Accepted version 10 p.

Scottish Drugs Forum. (2020) Lets give bacteria the boot booklet. Glasgow: Scottish Drug Forum. 1 p.

Volkow, Nora D . (2020) Collision of the COVID-19 and addiction epidemics. Annals of Internal Medicine, M20-1212 doi: 10.7326/M20-1212

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. [CCSA] (2020) COVID-19 and cannabis smoking and vaping: four things you should know. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. 5 p.

Greenberg, Neil and Docherty, Mary and Gnanapragasam, Sam and Wessely, Simon . (2020) Managing mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers during covid-19 pandemic. BMJ, 368 (m1211) doi:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. [UNODC] (2020) Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vienna: UNODC. 5 p.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2020) COVID-19 prevention and control among people who use drugs. Vienna: UNODC. 3 p.

Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2020) Community and inpatient services - COVID-19 guidance for clinicians. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

World Health Organization. [WHO] (2020) WHO guidance: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Geneva: WHO.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2020) EMCDDA update on the implications of COVID-19 for people who use drugs (PWUD) and drug service providers. Lisbon: EMCDDA. 6 p.

EuroNPUD, INPUD, Respect Drug Users Rights. (2020) COVID-19: Advice for people who use drugs leaflet. EuroNPUD. 2 p.

Barnsley, Kathryn and Singh Sohal, Sukhwinder . (2020) Covid-19 and smoking: the elephant in the room? Tobacco Control Blog

Richardson, Jeff and Ingoglia, Charles . (2020) Best practices for telehealth during COVID-19 public health emergency. Washington: National Council for Behavioral Health. 4 p.

Kinner, Stuart A and Young, Jesse T and Snow, Kathryn and Southalan, Louise and Lopez-Acuña, Daniel and Ferreira-Borges, Carina and O'Moore, Éamonn . (2020) Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19. Oxford. The Lancet Public Health, 5 (4) DOI:

UNAIDS. (2020) Rights in the time of COVID-19. Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response. Geneva: UNAIDS. 20 p.

Tsai, Jack and Wilson, Michal . (2020) COVID-19: a potential public health problem for homeless populations. Oxford. The Lancet Public Health, 5 (4) DOI:

Chapman, Sarah . (2020) Managing minor illnesses at home: evidence on over-the-counter health products in extraordinary times. Evidently Cochrane

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2020) Guidance for health system contingency planning during widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2 with high impact on healthcare services. Stockholm: ECDC. 5 p.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. (2020) Benzodiazepines and opioids: reminder of risk of potentially fatal respiratory depression. London: Gov.UK. Drug Safety Update, 8 (3)

Hamilton, Ian . (2020) Covid-19—are we rationing who we care about? London: BMJ Publishing. thebmjopinion

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2020) Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Geneva: WHO. 40 p.

American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2020) ASAM Covid-19 resources.

Wang, Yixuan and Wang, Yuyi and Chen, Yan and Qin, Qingsong . (2020) Unique epidemiological and clinical features of the emerging 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) implicate special control measures. Journal of Medical Virology

Michie, Susan and West, Robert and Amlôt, Richard and Rubin, James . (2020) Slowing down the covid-19 outbreak: changing behaviour by understanding it. London: BMJ Publishing. thebmjopinion

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. [SAMHSA, US] (2020) Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Covid-19 resources. Rockville, MD: SAMHSA.

Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Harm Reduction Coalition, Vital Strategies. (2020) US: COVID-19 guidance for people who use drugs and harm reduction programs. New York: Harm Reduction Coalition.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. [NICE] (2020) NICE: Coronavirus (COVID-19). London: NICE.

[Tobacco Control & BMJ publications] (2020) COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news.

Vardavas, Constantine I and Nikitara, Katerina . (2020) COVID-19 and smoking: a systematic review of the evidence. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 18 (20) DOI:

IASC MHPSS Reference Group. [United Nations] (2020) Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak. Version 1.1. New York: OCHA. 20 p.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions - Alcohol treatment services [16926/20]. (21 Jul 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Health): statements [Keltoi]. (17 Jun 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Health): statements [Crime and forums]. (17 Jun 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Health): statements [Alcohol]. (17 Jun 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Justice and Equality): statements. (04 Jun 2020)

[Oireachtas] Covid-19 (Health) - statements. (14 May 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Justice and Equality): statements. (13 May 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Transport): statements. (13 May 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Covid-19 (Taoiseach): statements. (30 Apr 2020)


London School of Economics of Political Science. (2020) Video highlights how COVID-19 is reshaping drug policies and service delivery.

Global Drugs Survey. (2020) Global Drug Survey: Corona conversations.

Teaching Resource

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, eIntegrity. (2020) Online courses on COVID-19.


UISCE. (2020) How to respond to an opioid overdose during Covid-19 (poster). UISCE, Dublin.


HSE (2020) Harm reduction advice for people who use drugs during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Dublin: HSE

World Health Organization. (2020) Alcohol and COVID-19: what you need to know. WHO.


(2020) Clinical and patient care research and harm reduction resources related to COVID-19.

(2020) COVID-19 - drug and alcohol surveys; evidence collection.

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