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Managed alcohol programmes: Implementation of a novel intervention to help prevent infection (Covid-19) for people experiencing alcohol dependency and homelessness

Funded by Chief Scientist Office.

Collaboration with University of Victoria.

People who are homeless are particularly negatively affected by Covid-19. Self-isolation is impossible if you are living on the streets. Common health conditions such as respiratory disease creates increased risk of death. Those who also experience alcohol dependence are at even greater risk: they continue to need alcohol to prevent withdrawal leading to serious health problems or death. Individuals feel compelled to leave residences to get alcohol if they are housed, breaking lockdowns. This study examined whether Managed Alcohol Programmes (MAPs) could have the potential to prevent infection/reduce spread from Covid-19 for people experiencing homelessness and problem alcohol use in Scotland. 

Total award value £31,999.00

People (5)

People

Professor Tessa Parkes
Professor Tessa Parkes

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Catriona Matheson
Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Joanna Miler
Dr Joanna Miler

Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Bernadette Pauly
Professor Bernadette Pauly

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Hannah Carver
Dr Hannah Carver

Lecturer in Substance Use, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Outputs (3)

Outputs

Article

Parkes T, Carver H, Masterton W, Booth H, Ball L, Murdoch H, Falzon D, Pauly BM & Matheson C (2021) Exploring the Potential of Implementing Managed Alcohol Programmes to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Transmission, and Wider Harms, for People Experiencing Alcohol Dependency and Homelessness in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (23), Art. No.: 12523. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312523

Project Report

Parkes T, Carver H, Matheson C, Pauly B, McCulloch P, Browne T, Masterton W & Booth H (2021) Managed alcohol programmes: Scoping the potential of a novel intervention to help prevent infection (COVID-19) for people experiencing alcohol dependency and homelessness - Clients [COVID-19 MAPs Study Briefing - Clients]. Chief Scientist Office. University of Stirling.

Project Report

Parkes T, Carver H, Matheson C, Pauly B, McCulloch P, Browne T, Masterton W & Booth H (2021) Managed alcohol programmes: Scoping the potential of a novel intervention to help prevent infection (COVID-19) for people experiencing alcohol dependency and homelessness - Staff [COVID-19 MAPs Study Briefing - Staff]. Chief Scientist Office. University of Stirling.

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