Drugs & Alcohol

The current COVID19 pandemic raises serious concerns for people who use drugs.

As this is a new virus, we continue to learn about the impact it can have on people who use drugs. We know it is an extra risky time to use drugs and that drug use can lower a person’s immune system, making all drug using groups at greater risk of illness from the virus.

 

Drug market changes

  • There could be changes in the market or shortages if travel restrictions are in place
  • It is safer not to use drugs during this time. If people choose to, we ask that they are extra cautious. See our overdose advise here
  • You can’t be sure of the contents of illicit drugs or non-prescribed tablets. Learn more here
  • Using alternatives to what you would normally use or using new types drugs can increase your risk of overdose

 

At man2man.ie we have tips and guidelines to help you reduce the harms if you are taking alcohol or drugs. This information will help you know more about the drug, its effects and how to reduce the risk to help keep you and others safe. When you are drinking alcohol or taking drugs, mind yourself and look out for others.

 

Alcohol

Poppers

G/GHB/GBL

Ketamine (K)

Crystal Meth

NPS (Meph)

Cannabis

Chemsex

Safer Injecting

 

 

If you are having sex during COVID-19, we recommend you check out our Sex and COVID-19 Guidelines to help you reduce the risk for yourself and you partner(s). You can also view these guidelines in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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