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The information on COVID-19 and substance use in this section is organized by the types of audiences looking for information. These audiences include the pubic, service providers, people seeking services, people who use drugs, researchers and policy makers.

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People Who Use Drugs.

People Who Use Drugs

Resource Organization
Genetic Liability to Cannabis Use Disorder and COVID-19 Hospitalization Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science
A qualitative study on overdose response in the era of COVID-19 and beyond: how to spot someone so they never have to use alone Harm Reduction Journal
Our voice is being lost: What people with lived experience are saying about equity & human rights responses to COVID-19 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Relationship of substance dependence and time to RT-PCR negative status in patients with COVID-19 infection Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Research Snapshot: The negative impacts of COVID-19 on people who use drugs in Canada Evidence Exchange Network
Methadone Access for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the United States and Canada JAMA Network Open
Substance use and abuse, COVID-19-related distress, and disregard for social distancing: A network analysis Addictive Behaviors
Mental Wellness Moment — Managing cravings during COVID-19 (video) Alberta Health Services
Mental Wellness Moment — Making healthy choices about substance use (video) Alberta Health Services
Mental Wellness Moment — Cannabis safety during COVID-19 (video) Alberta Health Services
Relationship of substance dependence and time to RT-PCR negative status in patients with COVID-19 infection Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Cannabis use and COVID-19 Assembly of First Nations
COVID-19: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response  B.C. Centre for Disease Control
People who use substances  B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Substance Use and COVID-19 B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Statement from BCCSU on COVID-19 B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People Who Use Substances: What We Heard Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Methamphetamine, the Respiratory System and COVID-19 [report] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Methamphetamine, Cocaine and COVID-19 Health Risks [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Getting Back on the Road: Relaxing of COVID-19 Measures and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis Smoking and Vaping: Four Things You Should Know (report) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis Smoking: 4 Things You Should Know (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis: How to Reduce Your Risk (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19, Alcohol and Cannabis Use (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID 19, Alcohol and Cannabis Use (report) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Royal
Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health, Substance Use, and Well-being: A Rapid Survey of Clinical and Community Samples Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Cannabinoids and the Coronavirus Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
Our voice is being lost: What people with lived experience are saying about equity & human rights responses to COVID-19 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
COVID-19 Safer Drug Use Harm Reduction Tips Eastern Health / Opioid Dependance Treatment Centre of Excellence
Cannabis and COVID-19 First Nations Health Authority
Substance Use – Harm Reduction and COVID-19 First Nations Health Authority
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support Government of Canada
COVID-19 Safer Drug Use Harm Reduction Tips Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Substance Use During the Pandemic Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
COVID-19 Crisis: Harm Reduction Resources for People who Use Drugs  INPUD (International Network of People who Use Drugs)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources and information International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
Changes in substance supply and use characteristics among people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 global pandemic: A national qualitative assessment in Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Cannabis in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019: The Yin and Yang of the Endocannabinoid System in Immunocompetence The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Challenges posed by COVID‐19 to people who inject drugs and lessons from other outbreaks Journal of the International AIDS Society
COVID-19 Harm Reduction Tips for People Who Use Drugs Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
Q&A: COVID-19 is worse for drug users, according to survey Medical Xpress
Helpful information on substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Government of New Brunswick
Statement by the UN expert on the right to health on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, United Nations
COVID-19 Guidance: Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) Sites  Ontario Ministry of Health
Clinical Risk Factors for COVID-19 Among People With Substance Use Disorders Psychiatric Services
Avoiding a new epidemic during a pandemic: The importance of assessing the risk of substance use disorders in the COVID-19 era Psychiatry Research
Evidence-informed policy brief – Substance use and related harms in the context of COVID-19: a conceptual model Public Health Agency of Canada
COVID-19, Stimulant Use, and Harm Reduction Resolve to Save Lives and Vital Strategies
Managing Withdrawal during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Harm reduction during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Online Resources for Substance use Disorders during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
COVID-19 Harm Reduction Tips  Toronto Public Health
Safer Use Strategies to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Transmission   Vancouver Costal Health
Pour un usage de substances à moindre risque dans le cadre de la pandémie de COVID-19 (in French only) Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec
COVID-19 (in French only) Institut universitaire sur les dépendances et Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

 

Researchers/Policymakers

Researchers/Policymakers

Resource Organization
Alcohol and cannabis use during the pandemic: Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 6 Statistics Canada
Alcohol consumption and the COVID-19 pandemic : synthesizing knowledge for policy action Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Alcool, cannabis et tabac: les changements en matière de consommation d’alcool, de cannabis et de tabac durant la pandémie de COVID-19 (in French only) National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Changes in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring gender differences and the role of emotional distress Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice
Changes in substance supply and use characteristics among people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 global pandemic: A national qualitative assessment in Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Conceptualizing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with opioid use disorder: an application of the social ecological model Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
COVID-19 impacts on drinking and mental health in emerging adults: Longitudinal changes and moderation by economic disruption and sex Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Drug Utilization in Ontario during the COVID-19 Pandemic Ontario Drug Policy Research Network
Evidence of increased Fentanyl use during the COVID-19 pandemic among opioid agonist treatment patients in Ontario, Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Genre et intervention en dépendance en contexte de pandémie auprès de personnes en situation de précarité sociale : le projet «GID-COVID» [Réponse rapide] (in French only) National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Going virtual: youth attitudes toward and experiences of virtual mental health and substance use services during the COVID-19 pandemic BMC Health Services Research
Overdose Prevention During a Pandemic Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
Pandémie et consommation de cannabis, de tabac et d’alcool (in French only) National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Pathways between COVID-19 public health responses and increasing overdose risks: A rapid review and conceptual framework International Journal of Drug Policy
Psychological and Demographic Determinants of Substance Use and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Frontiers in Public Health
Securing Safe Supply During COVID-19 and Beyond: Scoping Review and Knowledge Mobilization Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Sociodemographic changes in emergency department visits due to alcohol during COVID-19 Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Technology-assisted methadone take-home dosing for dispensing methadone to persons with opioid use disorder during the Covid-19 pandemic Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
The Double Effect of COVID-19 Confinement Measures and Economic Recession on High-Risk Drug Users and Drug Services European Addiction Research
Wastewater analysis suggests that consumption of fentanyl, cannabis and methamphetamine increased in the early pandemic period Statistics Canada, The Daily
Infographic: Drug Utilization During COVID-19 Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, Women's College Research Institute and St. Michael's Unity Health Toronto
Mental health and substance use among children and adolescents amidst COVID-19: A systematic review Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for healthcare Hospital News
Methadone Access for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the United States and Canada JAMA Network Open
Our voice is being lost: What people with lived experience are saying about equity & human rights responses to COVID-19 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Genre et intervention en dépendance en contexte de pandémie auprès de personnes en situation de précarité sociale : le projet «GID-COVID» [Réponse rapide] (in French only) National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 - Impact on Harms Caused by Substance Use Canadian Institute for Health Information
Patterns of Medication and Healthcare Use among People who Died of an Opioid-Related Toxicity during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario Ontario Drug Policy Research Network
Unintended consequences of COVID-19: Impact on harms caused by substance use, self-harm and accidental falls Canadian Institute for Health Information
COVID-19 Ontario Prescription Drug Utilization Tool Ontario Drug Policy Research Network
Use of alcohol and other drugs increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic EENet
Suicide and drug toxicity mortality in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: use of medical examiner data for public health in Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
Risky drinking during pandemic: Higher risk seen in women, those with financial and COVID-19 worries, older adults and high-income groups EENet
Research Snapshot: Changes in alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada EENet
Physician Health Care Visits for Mental Health and Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada JAMA Network Open
Sociodemographic changes in emergency department visits due to alcohol during COVID-19 Drug and alcohol Dependance
Perceived Impact of COVID on Smoking, Vaping, Alcohol and Cannabis Use Among Youth and Youth Adults in Canada Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Getting high to cope with COVID-19: Modelling the associations between cannabis demand, coping motives, and cannabis use and problems Addictive Behaviors
Changes in Alcohol Consumption in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations With Anxiety and Self-Perception of Depression and Loneliness Alcohol and Alcoholism
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery for people who use opioids: a scoping review Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Identifying the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on service access for people who use drugs (PWUD): A national qualitative study Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
COVID-19 and Gambling: Impacts, Transformations, and Reflections Concordia University
COVID-19 and Gambling: Marketing and Social Media Concordia University
Review of the adaptations in opioid agonist treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Focus on buprenorphine-based treatment Journal of Opioid Management
Risk factors for elevations in substance use and consequences during the COVID-19 pandemic among sexual and gender minorities assigned female at birth Drug and Alcohol Dependence
The impact of COVID-19 on gambling and gambling disorder: emerging data Current Opinions in Psychiatry
Gambling during COVID: The impact of COVID-19 on gambling behavior and gambling-related problems The Wager
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Opioid-Related Harm in Ontario Science Briefs of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table
Patients' perceptions of telehealth services for outpatient treatment of substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic American Journal of Addictions
Understanding the Impacts of Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks on People Who Use Drugs: A Systematic Review to Inform Practice and Drug Policy Responses to COVID-19 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Assessing international alcohol consumption patterns during isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic using an online survey: highlighting negative emotionality mechanisms BMJ Open
Changes in substance supply and use characteristics among people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 global pandemic: A national qualitative assessment in Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Methadone Access for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the United States and Canada JAMA Network Open
Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic? Canadian Journal of Public Health
Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to April 2021 Statistics Canada
Home delivery of legal intoxicants in the age of COVID‐19 Addiction
Home delivery of legal intoxicants in the age of COVID‐19 Addiction
Alberta AMH Research Hub: COVID-19 in Mental Health & Substance Use Webinar 1 – Sept. 10, 2020 AHS Addiction and Mental Health eLearning
Are Patients With Alcohol Use Disorders at Increased Risk for Covid-19 Infection? Alcohol and Alcoholism
Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Public Health Emergencies B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Strengthening Recovery During Crises: A four-part webinar series discussing addiction recovery amid public health crises British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Maintaining a Public Health Approach to Alcohol Policy During COVID-19 [Policy Brief] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Cannabis Retail During COVID-19 [Policy Brief] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Alcohol and Cannabis Retail Regulations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada [initial lockdown March/April 2020] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Alcohol and Cannabis Retail Regulations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada [March 1, 2021] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People Who Use Substances: What We Heard Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Open versus Closed: The Risks Associated with Retail Liquor Stores during COVID-19 Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 Harm Reduction Resources  Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
Securing Safe Supply During COVID-19 and Beyond: Scoping Review and Knowledge Mobilization Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Mental health and substance use among children and adolescents amidst COVID-19: A systematic review Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Alcohol consumption and the COVID-19 pandemic : synthesizing knowledge for policy action Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Mental Health and Substance Use among Children and Adolescents Amidst COVID-19: A Systematic Review Canadian Institutes of Health Research
A Scoping Review of Ethical Considerations When Responding to the Needs of People Who Use Drugs During Public Health Emergencies Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Securing Safe Supply During COVID-19 and Beyond: Scoping Review and Knowledge Mobilization Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Alcohol Consumption and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Synthesizing Knowledge for Policy Action Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Don't forget our dual public health crises Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 and people who use drugs: a call for action Canadian Journal of Public Health
Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic? Canadian Journal of Public Health
Substance Use Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic Carnevale Associates
Our voice is being lost: What people with lived experience are saying about equity & human rights responses to COVID-19 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Addressing a dual public health emergency: supporting physicians to prescribe opioid medications CMAJ
People Who Use Drugs Are Experiencing Overlapping Crises During COVID-19 CMAJ
COVID-19 and addiction Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews
Overdose and risk factors for coronavirus disease 2019 Drug and Alcohol Dependence
The burden of alcohol on health care during COVID‐19 Drug and Alcohol Review
Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19: Multi-Faceted Problems Which Require Multi-Pronged Solutions Frontiers in Psychiatry
Rapid evidence review of harm reduction interventions and messaging for people who inject drugs during pandemic events: implications for the ongoing COVID‑19 response Harm Reduction Journal
Challenges in maintaining treatment services for people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic Harm Reduction Journal
Exceptional importation & sale of drugs in relation to COVID-19: Tier 3 drug shortages Health Canada
Evidence of increased Fentanyl use during the COVID-19 pandemic among opioid agonist treatment patients in Ontario, Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Preliminary findings of the impact of COVID-19 on drugs crypto markets International Journal of Drug Policy
An urgent impetus for action: safe inhalation interventions to reduce COVID-19 transmission and fatality risk among people who smoke crack cocaine in the United Kingdom International Journal of Drug Policy
Why we should all be more careful in drawing conclusions about how COVID-19 is changing drug markets International Journal of Drug Policy
Online Gambling in the Midst of COVID-19: A Nexus of Mental Health Concerns, Substance Use and Financial Stress International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions (webinar) International Society of Addiction Medicine, Policy and Practice Interest Group
What Does Adolescent Substance Use Look Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Examining Changes in Frequency, Social Contexts, and Pandemic-Related Predictors Journal of Adolescent Health
What Does Adolescent Substance Use Look Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Examining Changes in Frequency, Social Contexts, and Pandemic-Related Predictors Journal of Adolescent Health
A clash of epidemics: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on opioid overdose Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Challenges posed by COVID‐19 to people who inject drugs and lessons from other outbreaks Journal of the International AIDS Society
Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility National Institutes of Health
Business Not as Usual - Covid-19 Vaccination in Persons with Substance Use Disorders New England Journal of Medicine
Preliminary patterns in circumstances surrounding opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic Ontario Drug Policy Research Network
Avoiding a new epidemic during a pandemic: The importance of assessing the risk of substance use disorders in the COVID-19 era Psychiatry Research
Evidence-informed policy brief – Substance use and related harms in the context of COVID-19: a conceptual model Public Health Agency of Canada
Opioid Mortality Trends in Ontario in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic Public Health Ontario
Substance Use-Related Harms and Risk Factors during Periods of Disruption Public Health Ontario
Avoiding a new epidemic during a pandemic: The importance of assessing the risk of substance use disorders in the COVID-19 era Psychiatry Research
How has COVID-19 changed the use of illegal drugs? An overview of the results so far Society for the Study of Addiction
Alcohol and cannabis use during the pandemic: Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 6 Statistics Canada
Canadians who report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic more likely to report increased use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco Statistics Canada
Rights in the time of COVID-19: Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response UNAIDS
World Drug Report 2020: Executive Summary Impact of COVID-19 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
COVID-19 and the drug supply chain: from production and trafficking to use United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Alcohol harm reduction is saving lives during COVID-19 UVic News (University of Victoria)

 

Public

Public

Resource Organization
Overdose Prevention During a Pandemic Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
COVID-19: Focus on Substance Use and Stigma Health Canada
COVID-19 and Gambling: Impacts, Transformations, and Reflections Concordia University
COVID-19 and Gambling: Marketing and Social Media Concordia University
Gambling during COVID: The impact of COVID-19 on gambling behavior and gambling-related problems The Wager
COVID-19-related social isolation stressors and their relationship to drinking behaviors in the general adult population The Dram
Research Snapshot: The negative impacts of COVID-19 on people who use drugs in Canada Evidence Exchange Network
Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic? Canadian Journal of Public Health
Cannabis use and COVID-19 Assembly of First Nations
Mental Wellness and COVID-19: Tips and Considerations Assembly of First Nations
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients with chronic health conditions  B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Substance Use and COVID-19 B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Statement from BCCSU on COVID-19 B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Virtual Substance Use & Psychiatry Service BC First Nations Health Authority
Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Caring for Others with Addiction During a Time of Uncertainty and Social Distancing Cambridge Health Alliance
Alcohol, Pregnancy, and your Mental Health during COVID-19 Canadian FASD Research Network
Statement: Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) during the COVID-19 pandemic Canada FASD Research Network
Supporting Harm Reduction in COVID 19 Shelter and Self Isolation (webinar) Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Royal
Youth in Wellness — Activity Checklist Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use During Covid-19: How Animals Can Help [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Methamphetamine, Cocaine and COVID-19 Health Risks [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Getting Back on the Road: Relaxing of COVID-19 Measures and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Open versus Closed: The Risks Associated with Retail Liquor Stores during COVID-19 Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis Smoking: 4 Things You Should Know (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis: How to Reduce Your Risk (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Increased Alcohol Consumption: NANOS Poll Summary Report Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19, Alcohol and Cannabis Use (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID 19, Alcohol and Cannabis Use (report) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada
COVID, youth, and substance use: Critical messages for youth and families Canadian Paedriatric Society
CAMH: Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Alcohol and Self-Isolation: What Are Quebecers Doing? Éduc'alcool
Isolation and alcohol during a pandemic Éduc'alcool
COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders: There Will Be Silver Linings Families for Addiction Recovery
Alcohol Use: Risk Mitigation Strategies During a Pandemic First Nations Health Authority
Resources for Safer Gambling During COVID-19 Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
Helping people who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic Government of Canada
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support Government of Canada
Substance Use During the Pandemic Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
COVID-19: Focus on Substance Use and Stigma Health Canada
Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on alcohol consumption in patients with pre-existing alcohol use disorder The Lancet, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Q&A: COVID-19 is worse for drug users, according to survey Medical Xpress
Statement by the UN expert on the right to health on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, United Nations
Managing Addiction Recovery in Isolation Online Master of Social Work Programs
The Emerging Impact of COVID-19 on Gambling in Ontario Responsible Gambling Council
Canadians report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic Statistics Canada
Harm reduction during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Managing Withdrawal during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Online Resources for Substance use Disorders during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
More tips for managing Safe Alcohol Use during COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Managing Safe Alcohol Use During COVID-19 Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
'A Pandemic Upon an Epidemic.' Syringe Services Struggle to Provide Care to Those Battling Drug Addiction Amid COVID-19 Time
Rights in the time of COVID-19: Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response UNAIDS
Day drinking during COVID-19 University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine
Paws Your Stress Therapy Dog Program University of Saskatechewan
Alcohol and COVID-19: what you need to know World Health Organization, Europe
Gambling and Gaming During COVID-19: Prevalence, Implications and Strategies to Stay Safe YMCA of Greater Toronto

 

 

Service Providers

Service Providers

Resource Organization
Adapting inpatient addiction medicine consult services during the COVID-19 pandemic Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 - Impact on Harms Caused by Substance Use Canadian Institute for Health Information
Genetic Liability to Cannabis Use Disorder and COVID-19 Hospitalization Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science
Genre et intervention en dépendance en contexte de pandémie auprès de personnes en situation de précarité sociale : le projet «GID-COVID» [Réponse rapide] (in French only) National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pharmacological, physical, and psychological treatments of pain: findings from the Chronic Pain & COVID-19 Pan-Canadian Study Pain Reports
Mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for healthcare Hospital News
Overdose Prevention During a Pandemic Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
Relationship of substance dependence and time to RT-PCR negative status in patients with COVID-19 infection Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Review of opioid risk assessment tools with the growing need for telemedicine Pain Management
Screening and brief intervention for substance use disorders in times of COVID-19: potential opportunities, adaptations, and challenges American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Substance use and abuse, COVID-19-related distress, and disregard for social distancing: A network analysis Addictive Behaviors
Take home injectable opioids for opioid use disorder during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic is in urgent need: a case study Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery for people who use opioids: a scoping review Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Physician Health Care Visits for Mental Health and Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada JAMA Network Open
Changes in Alcohol Consumption in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations With Anxiety and Self-Perception of Depression and Loneliness Alcohol and Alcoholism
Alcohol and substance use in pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic Drug Alcohol Dependence
A longitudinal approach to understanding risk factors for problem alcohol use during the COVID‐19 pandemic Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery for people who use opioids: a scoping review Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Identifying the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on service access for people who use drugs (PWUD): A national qualitative study Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Differential impacts of COVID-19 across racial-ethnic identities in persons with opioid use disorder Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Research Snapshot: The negative impacts of COVID-19 on people who use drugs in Canada Evidence Exchange Network
Review of the adaptations in opioid agonist treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Focus on buprenorphine-based treatment Journal of Opioid Management
Risk factors for elevations in substance use and consequences during the COVID-19 pandemic among sexual and gender minorities assigned female at birth Drug and Alcohol Dependence
The impact of COVID-19 on gambling and gambling disorder: emerging data Current Opinions in Psychiatry
Patients' perceptions of telehealth services for outpatient treatment of substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic American Journal of Addictions
Understanding the Impacts of Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks on People Who Use Drugs: A Systematic Review to Inform Practice and Drug Policy Responses to COVID-19 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Assessing international alcohol consumption patterns during isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic using an online survey: highlighting negative emotionality mechanisms BMJ Open
COVID-19-related social isolation stressors and their relationship to drinking behaviors in the general adult population The Dram
Changes in substance supply and use characteristics among people who use drugs (PWUD) during the COVID-19 global pandemic: A national qualitative assessment in Canada International Journal of Drug Policy
Methadone Access for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the United States and Canada JAMA Network Open
Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic? Canadian Journal of Public Health
Study Results: In a Small Sample of Individuals with SUD, Many Are Hesitant to Receive Vaccine Addiction Policy Forum
Substance use and abuse, COVID-19-related distress, and disregard for social distancing: A network analysis Addictive Behaviors
Alcohol use disorder: A pre-existing condition for COVID-19? Alcohol
COVID-19 - Infection Mitigation in Outpatient Settings American Society of Addiction Medicine
COVID-19 - Infection Mitigation in Residential Treatment Facilities American Society of Addiction Medicine
Screening and brief intervention for substance use disorders in times of COVID-19: potential opportunities, adaptations, and challenges American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 
Relationship of substance dependence and time to RT-PCR negative status in patients with COVID-19 infection Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Overdose in the context of COVID-19 outbreak BCCDC Harm Reduction Services
COVID-19: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response  B.C.Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19: Information for Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribers and Pharmacists  B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Public Health Emergencies B.C. Centre on Substance Use
COVID-19: Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Overdose Prevention Services (OPS) and Supervised Consumption Sites (SCS) BC Ministry of Health
Strengthening Recovery During Crises: A four-part webinar series discussing addiction recovery amid public health crises British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Supporting Harm Reduction in COVID 19 Shelter and Self Isolation (webinar) Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Royal
How COVID-19 Is Changing Addiction Medicine: A Summary from the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine–International Society of Addiction Medicine 2020 Conference Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
Methamphetamine, the Respiratory System and COVID-19 [report] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Methamphetamine, Cocaine and COVID-19 Health Risks [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Getting Back on the Road: Relaxing of COVID-19 Measures and Impaired Driving Risks (infographic) Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis Smoking and Vaping: Four Things You Should Know [report] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis Smoking: 4 Things You Should Know [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
COVID-19 and Cannabis: How to Reduce Your Risk [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Managing Stress, Anxiety and Substance Use During Covid-19: A Resource for Healthcare Providers [infographic] Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada
Rapid Review of the Impacts of “Big Events” On People Who Use Drugs and Delivery of Harm Reduction and Drug Treatment Services: Implications for Strengthening Systems in Response to COVID-19 Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health, Substance Use, and Well-being: A Rapid Survey of Clinical and Community Samples Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Supporting people who use substances in acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
Medications and other clinical approaches to support physical distancing for people who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
Strategies to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Supportive Recovery Programs and Residential Addiction Treatment Services Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
Harm reduction worker safety during the COVID-19 global pandemic Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
COVID-19 Pandemic — National Rapid Guidance Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse
Supporting people who use substances in shelter settings during the COVID‑19 pandemic Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
Telemedicine support for addiction services Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
COVID-19 - Opioid Agonist Treatment Guidance  Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
COVID -19: Opioid Agonist Treatment Guidance Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Addressing a dual public health emergency: supporting physicians to prescribe opioid medications CMAJ
COVID-19 vaccination among people who inject drugs: Leaving no one behind Drug and Alcohol Review
Cannabis and COVID-19 First Nations Health Authority
Alcohol Use: Risk Mitigation Strategies During a Pandemic First Nations Health Authority
Substance Use – Harm Reduction and COVID-19 First Nations Health Authority
Resources for Safer Gambling During COVID-19 Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
COVID-19 – Supporting People Requiring Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT)  Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Challenges in maintaining treatment services for people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic Harm Reduction Journal
CDSA Exemption and Interpretive Guide for Controlled Substances Health Canada
Exceptional importation & sale of drugs in relation to COVID-19: Tier 3 drug shortages Health Canada
Frequently Asked Questions: Subsection 56(1) Class Exemption for Patients, Practitioners and Pharmacists Prescribing and Providing Controlled Substances in Canada during the Coronavirus Pandemic Health Canada
Provincial/Territorial Class Exemptions for Supervised Consumption Site Operators Health Canada
Subsection 56(1) class exemption for patients, practitioners and pharmacists prescribing and providing controlled substances in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic Health Canada
Overdose Safety and Support During the Coronavirus Outbreak Homeless Services Association of B.C.
Essential work, precarious labour: The need for safer and equitable harm reduction work in the era of COVID-19 International Journal of Drug Policy
A commentary on the impact of COVID-19 on engagement of youth with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Youth OUD treatment during and after COVID: Increasing family involvement across the services continuum Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
“I have to be around people that are doing what I'm doing”: The importance of expanding the peer recovery coach role in treatment of opioid use disorder in the face of COVID-19 health disparities Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Business Not as Usual - Covid-19 Vaccination in Persons with Substance Use Disorders New England Journal of Medicine
Statement by the UN expert on the right to health on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, United Nations
Managing Addiction Recovery in Isolation Online Master of Social Work Programs
Review of opioid risk assessment tools with the growing need for telemedicine Pain Management
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pharmacological, physical, and psychological treatments of pain: findings from the Chronic Pain & COVID-19 Pan-Canadian Study Pain Reports
Clinical Risk Factors for COVID-19 Among People With Substance Use Disorders Psychiatric Services
Self-care for Healthcare Professionals and Responders to COVID-19 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Take home injectable opioids for opioid use disorder during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic is in urgent need: a case study Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
A double-edged sword of using opioids and COVID-19: a toxicological view Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Alcohol and Opioid use in the Time of COVID-19 (webinar summary and link) University of British Columbia
A public health approach to withdrawal management in a pandemic Vancouver Coastal Health
Prescriber Guidelines for Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Public Health Emergencies Vancouver Coastal Health
COVID-19 et les approches favorisant l’observance des mesures de précaution et de protection auprès des personnes en situation de vulnérabilité (in French only) Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux
Le traitement du trouble lié à l’utilisation d'opioïdes (TUO) : version temporaire comprenant les mesures d'exception autorisées par Santé Canada en lien avec al pandémie de la COVID-19 (in french only) Collège des médecins du Québec
COVID-19 (coronavirus) (in French only) Institut national de santé publique du Québec
Soutien clinique et organisationnel en dépendance et itinérance (in French only) Institut universitaire sur les dépendances
La pharmacothérapie de remplacement des substances psychoactives dans le contexte de pandémie de COVID-19 au Québec: Guide clinique à l’intention des prescripteurs (in French only) Institut universitaire sur les dépendances (IUD) du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
COVID-19 (in French only) Institut universitaire sur les dépendances et Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

 

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pharmacological, physical, and psychological treatments of pain: findings from the Chronic Pain & COVID-19 Pan-Canadian Study Pain Reports
Review of opioid risk assessment tools with the growing need for telemedicine Pain Management

 

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