The Opioid Response Project

Telehealth, Virtual Resources & COVID-19

Telehealth, Virtual Resources, and COVID-19:

These resources provide guidance on safety measures and virtual resources for those experiencing substance use disorders and in recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities may use these resources to guide their safety and recovery responses for individuals whose programs or treatment were interrupted by the onset of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources from the American Society of Addiction Medicine - These resources describe practices for programs and clinicians who provide treatment for individuals using opioids and other drugs during COVID-19. They include resources about medication access, hygiene and reopening guidelines, and access to addiction-related care in primary care and hospital settings, among others.

COVID-19 Resources from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - These resources include guidance about the collision of substance use disorder (SUD) and the pandemic, including vulnerabilities of the SUD population, challenges programs may face, and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 health risks for those with SUD.

SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources PDF - This fact sheet from SAMHSA contains links to virtual recovery programs, tips for setting up virtual recovery meetings, and links to resources and supports for the pandemic and beyond.

Resources for Drug Use and COVID-19 Risk Reduction (PDF – 2nd District poster) - This informative poster contains links to guidance for those who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including drug use safety plans, hygiene tips, and harm reduction strategies.