COVID-19: Addiction & Family Support Project
Tuesday : 3.15-7.30pm
Wednesday : 3.15-7.30pm
Thursday : 3.15-7.30pm
Friday : 3.15-7.30pm
Smoking regular cigarettes, cannabis, heroin, and even vaping, is known to affect the lungs.
If you’re a smoker, then you might pick up the sickness quicker than another person you know, or stay sicker for longer.
Make sure you stay close to home, that you keep 2 metres from other people and do regular hand washing so you lessen the chances of picking up the illness.
Covid-19 can be spread via saliva, and via hard surfaces, hand to mouth – don’t share when smoking with someone. Be extra careful with hand washing, when handling, preparing or using drugs.
If you’re feeling sick, ring the GP and ask for advice.
Drinking alcohol can feel like it helps you relax, but you’ve to be careful, because when we’re worried and stressed, alcohol can bring the mood down more.
We often over drink when we’re feeling low, to help us sleep or to forget the bad feelings. But, it often ends up in hangovers, arguments, and doing things we regret.
Please speak to your doctor or someone you trust for support if you’re feeling low and struggling.
Covid-19 can be spread via saliva, and via hard surfaces, hand to mouth – don’t share when drinking with someone. Be extra careful with hand washing, when handling, preparing or using alcohol.
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When it comes to drugs, family can often give you the drugs they got off their own doctor, to help you with your sleep or your anxiety. We can also start using the drugs we got off our doctor differently, so we start taking 2 or 3 together, and then we don’t have enough left at the end of the week.
NEVER use another person's prescriptions.
ALWAYS use a prescription in the way its been prescribed. Have a talk with your doctor if you think the prescription is not working well.
If you’re using illegal drugs then you’ve to be very careful.
Covid-19 can be spread via saliva, and via hard surfaces, hand to mouth– don’t share during drug use. Be extra careful with hand washing, when handling, preparing or using drugs.
Covid-19 infection can weaken the respiratory system. Opiates slow down the respiratory system, so you’re raising your chances of respiratory failure/crisis during an overdose.
Smoking heroin may also be difficult if you’ve the COVID 19 sickness, so you should ask your doctor or a Drugs service, about using another form of heroin, like Methadone, or other substance. Get the right information you need to make this change safely. Be mindful of potential impacts of the crisis on drug markets, drug and hospital services and pharmacy provision – make plans for likely disruption and potential drug shortages; medication, hygiene supplies etc
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- COVID-19 and Substance Use/Misuse Page of Pavee Point
- Coronavirus and Drug Recovery Page of Drugs.ie
- COVID-19 Page of CLDATF (Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force)
- COVID-19 Information and Resources Page of Pavee Point
- Information from the National Traveller Mental Health Network on looking after your mental health and staying safe
- Self-Isolation Explained in an Irish Traveller Setting
- Pavee Point and Traveller activists' video messages for all travellers on COVID-19