Citation Parkes T, Carver H & Browne T (2020) Coronavirus: why managed alcohol programmes are essential for problem drinkers who are homeless. The Conversation. 06.05.2020. https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-managed-alcohol-programmes-are-essential-for-problem-drinkers-who-are-homeless-136656
Abstract People who are homeless are being particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Common health problems such as respiratory disease put people who are homeless at more risk and self-isolation is impossible if you are living on the streets or in temporary accommodation. Those dependent on alcohol are at even greater risk as they need to continue using to prevent withdrawal, which can lead to serious health problems and sometimes death. But lockdown and self-isolation are challenging if you need to get a hold of alcohol.