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COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders

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Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow


Addiction Policy Forum webinar with Drs. Fauci and Volkow about the intersection of the addiction and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vaccine Navigator Initiative 

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The Addiction Policy Forum, in partnership with the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), is excited to be able to offer access to a team of COVID Vaccine Navigators that can help you determine when and where you can get vaccinated.

We’re in this together.


We are committed to helping our community respond to substance use disorder and coronavirus. More than ever, we need to stay connected and supportive of everyone in our community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & World Health Organization Resources

What people with a substance use disorder need to know about COVID-19


People with substance use disorder (SUD) are advised to take extra precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials warn that those struggling with an addiction --- particularly opioid and methamphetamine use disorders -- and those who smoke or vape nicotine or marijuana  may be more vulnerable than others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to developing more severe symptoms.

COVID-19 Precautions for People Using Drugs 

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