Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on drug markets and patterns of drug use in the CEECA region

The COVID-19 pandemic affected not only provision of harm reduction and other health and social services worldwide, but also had an influence on the illicit drug market and patterns of drug use. As a part of the RCF COVID-19 Grant Relief project, EHRA has hired Coact – a peer-led community-focused consultancy group managed by people who use drugs to provide technical support to other people who use drugs and accelerate implementation of effective, evidence-based interventions to meet the needs of our community – to conduct this community-based assessment in partnership with Swansea University.

The objective of the research is to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic affected drug markets and drug use in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  We want to collect the experiences of people who use drugs in all 28 countries of the region to understand your experience of the pandemic in your country. In collaboration with EHRA and Swansea University, Coact has developed an anonymous survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the drug market and drug use patterns.

The online survey is available in English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Slovak takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will not be asked your name or any personal information that might identify you.  Once the data is collected and analysed, a comprehensive report will be prepared to document key findings, emerging trends, and provide recommendations for action.

We would greatly appreciate your time, support, and inputs for completing the survey. You can complete the survey by clicking the links below:








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Please do not hesitate to contact project team should you have any questions:

Pascal Tanguay
Coact Development Director

Aleksey Lakhov
Coact Consultant

Eliza Kurcevic
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association

Prof. Richard Lines
Swansea University