Resources to Help Your Patients with SUD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) and people in recovery. To address the urgency of this rapidly evolving situation, we have compiled a list of COVID-19 resource pages from federal agencies and other organizations focusing on behavioral health and addiction. For general information, see NIDA Resources on COVID-19 and Substance Use

Resources Specific to SUD and COVID-19
General Guidance Around COVID-19 for Health Care Professionals
More on COVID-19 from NIDA
COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy Q&A: Expanding Access to Vaccinations Among People with SUD – Q&As developed from interviews with clinicians on the ground.
  • Talk to your patients about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Share information about its safety and efficacy to dispel myths and encourage vaccination.
    • Health Care Professionals – Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for advice on explaining the vaccine to patients and answering their questions.
    • When sharing information with patients  Refer them to the CDC for information about safety and efficacy or to their state or county’s health department website.