Support for people who use alcohol and other drugs

While physical distancing and staying at home are key steps to slow the spread of coronavirus as outbreaks continue to occur across Australia, some people who use or are experiencing a dependence on alcohol and other drugs might face additional challenges and harms as a result of these measures.

Staying healthy for people who use alcohol and other drugs

This article provides some tips on how people who use alcohol and other drugs may be able to tackle the challenges that the pandemic presents. It’s important to access health services, keep a routine, maintain personal hygiene and stay informed.

Online support and mutual aid groups

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People may also be seeking additional support during this time, but the services they normally rely on are having to change how they interact in order to comply with the physical distancing rules. The links below are online groups and support services that you can access from home.