COVID-19 Stimulant Use and Harm Reduction

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“The following is a non-exhaustive tip sheet for stimulant-preferring or polydrug users, focusing on amphetamines, cocaine and crack cocaine. While COVID-19 is primarily considered a respiratory infection, our heart and breathing systems are highly interdependent.

Stimulant use—including cocaine and amphetamines—can have a number of negative effects on heart health. Cocaine and amphetamine use can each lead to very dangerous, sometimes fatal consequences, including very high blood pressure, heart attacks, irregular heart rhythms, stroke, and other kinds of damage to the heart.”

Source: Vital Strategies

About Peter Kim

Director of Communications and Digital Engagement, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition