The COVID-19 pandemic has presented additional challenges to those in our community who are recovering from addiction. The stresses and strains of adapting to this "new normal" has also meant that many feel the temptation to rely on substances to help. There are still supports available in Cork City, which are outlined here.
Details of Local Support Services in Cork
The document below details local supports available here in Cork for those struggling with addiction and recovery during this time:
Availability-of-DATF-Projects-in-Cork-during-COVID--19.docx (size 15 KB)
Health Service Executive
The HSE have produced the information leaflets below with advice for drug users during the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19-Guidelines-for-Drug-Users.pdf (size 89.3 KB)
Harm-Reduction-COVID-19-Advice-for-People-who-use-Drugs.pdf (size 127.3 KB)
Drug-overdose-and-Coronavirus.pdf (size 681.7 KB)Overdose-Response-&-Naloxone-during-COVID-19.pdf (size 273.7 KB)
See www.drugs.ie for more information on how services can be accessed during COVID-19.
You can also contact the HSE Drug and Alcohol Helpline on freephone 1800 459 459.
Alcohol as an Immunodepressant
The Alcohol Forum in association with the HSE and ICAAN (Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network) have produced the poster below about the immunodepressant nature of alcohol, which could have serious consequences if you contract COVID-19.
Alcohol in the Home - Don't get Locked In
Since the beginning of COVID-19 related restrictions in Ireland, alcohol consumption has increased nationwide. The Alcohol Forum have produced the advice leaflet below in response to this.
Contact details for the Alcohol Forum are:
Phone: 074 91 25596
Addiction and Recovery Support
Cork City Partnership Community Outreach - Drug & Alcohol Awareness Project
Supports available by phone and video, including family support and online parenting courses, community support, alcohol and drug information and referral.
Mella Magee email@example.com 087 1962022
Jacqueline Daly firstname.lastname@example.org 087 1962030