Covid-19 Updates


Protect Scotland App Launched

Scottish Recovery Consortium Community Guidance

Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): tailored advice for those who live with specific medical conditions—Click here  
Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding support and contacts—Click here  

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice. NHS Inform—Click here

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service – NHS Highland – Update – Click here  
Guidance for COVID-19 and people with alcohol related problems - SHAAP – Click here  
COVID-19: emergency legislation to enable supply of controlled drugs—Click Here  
Contingency planning for people who use drugs and Covid 19 Guidance - SDF —Click Here  

Information leaflet on COVID-19 for people who inject drugs - SDF - Click Here


People who inject drugs can ‘give bacteria the boot’ with new booklet – SDF  – Click here

Coronavirus advice – Crew 2000—Click Here  

Coronavirus: Dealing with dependence while in lockdown – Click here


Treatment and recovery services – and COVID-19 |Collective Voice

COVID-19 Information Hub | Scottish Drugs Forum

COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news | BMJ

Coronavirus: information and advice hub - alcohol | Alcohol Change UK

Scottish Recovery Consortium Link to  Current Support Groups                                                                                          
SHAAP's(Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) Revised Guidance for services supporting people with alcohol problems during COVID-19 and advice for heavy drinkers  

Scottish Drugs Forum Covid 19 Service Delivery updates


Social Support Leaflet



COVID advice for heavy drinkers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Advice for heavy drinkers on cutting back or stopping drinking alcohol Is this advice for me? This advice is for you, if you are at risk of withdrawal symptoms if y...
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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services Update

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We wanted to update everyone on how our service will continue to run during the coming months in relation to COVID-19. Drug and Alcohol Staff continue to be at work at this time allowing us to co...
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Last updated: 23rd July 2020

Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


MFR Website

Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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