Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse:Written question - 45253

Asked by Neil Coyle
(Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
Asked on: 11 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent people developing (a) alcohol and (b) drug dependencies during the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Jo Churchill
Answered on: 20 May 2020

Public Health England (PHE) published advice and information for the public on looking after their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak, which recommends people avoid using alcohol and drugs. The guidance can be viewed at the following link:

PHE continues to maintain the FRANK website and helpline, which provides a service for people who are concerned about their own or others’ drugs and alcohol consumption. The website can be accessed at the following link:

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak drug and alcohol treatment providers are continuing to support and treat people misusing drugs and alcohol.

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