Why people who misuse drugs are at particular risk from Covid-19:
* They are at increased of overdose if Covid is contracted.
* There are higher rates of underlying health conditions such as Asthma and COPD.
* Misuse of drugs can weaken the immune system and put you at greater risk of Covid-19.
*People who misuse drugs can have less access to to healthcare due to stigma.
*People who misuse drugs are at greater risk of overdose in isolation.
*People may experience withdrawal if in isolation or if there is difficulty accessing substances
*Tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence are very common among some groups of people who use drugs and may increase their risks of experiencing more negative outcomes with COVID-19
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