It has now been over three months since the UK entered Covid-19 lockdown. As we begin to take the first tentative steps towards the lifting restrictions, more research on the effects of Covid-19 and our experiences during lockdown is being published.
We will be compiling the latest findings that relate to the drug and alcohol sector and the wider field of multiple disadvantage on this page, and ask that anyone wanting to add resources should contact Peter Keeling email@example.com. We’re particularly interested in understanding how systems have responded to the crisis, and the adaptations to services and organisations.
Drugs and Alcohol
- Adfam – Families in Lockdown: the effects of lockdown on the family and friends of people with a drug, alcohol or gambling problem
- Bristol Drugs Project/University of Bristol – Understanding the experiences of people who inject drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Institute of Alcohol Studies – Alcohol Consumption during the Covid-19 Lockdown: Summary of Emerging Evidence from the UK (briefing 1)
- Institute of Alcohol Studies – Alcohol Consumption during the Covid-19 Lockdown: Summary of Emerging Evidence from the UK (briefing 2)
- The Lancet – Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on alcohol consumption in patients with pre-existing alcohol use disorder
- Alcohol Health Alliance – Alcohol and COVID-19: why now is the time to tackle alcohol harm
- Bristol Drugs Project – COVID 19: Impact Report
- Kaleidoscope – Peer-led Covid-19 Impact Survey
- Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs – Lockdown and Beyond: A Covid Insights Report
- Fulfilling Lives – Challenges and opportunities Evidence from Fulfilling Lives partnerships on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham – Initial findings of the impact of lockdown during COVID-19
- Make Every Adult Matter – Flexible responses during the Coronavirus crisis: Rapid evidence gathering
- Kings College London – Experiences of being housed in a London hotel as part of the ‘Everyone In’ initiative
- Care Quality Commission – Covid-19 Insight Report Issue 3: Better Care Through Collaboration
- New Local Government Network – Communities versus Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid
Read our submission The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has issued a call for evidence around drug use in ethnic minority groups.
National Audit Office report highlights need to build upon the Drug Strategy and develop a long term, funded plan for full delivery.
Read the report “The government will only achieve value for money if it builds on the initial momentum of the new strategy and develops a