15 April 2020
Today Public Health England published their guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs and alcohol. We fully support this guidance.
People who are on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and people who are dependent on alcohol are likely to be at significantly greater risk of complications from coronavirus compared with the general population. It’s vitally important that we continue to help people stay at home and increase physical distancing. This is essential to protect everyone from coronavirus.
Our approach aims to ensure continuity of essential treatment for the people who use our services.
If you are part of an organisation that supports people who use drugs or alcohol, whether in the UK or overseas, we would be really interested to find out what you are doing, especially regarding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and alcohol dependence. Please tweet us at @changegrowlive or use our 'contact us' page.
Please download and share our plans if you think they would be helpful:
- Our approach to medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- How our staff are going to deliver medication
- Our Treatment Response Plan for alcohol
Please note: we changed our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) policy in August 2020 in line with the Public Health England guidelines.