The coronavirus pandemic has not only halted the regular routines of all people on the globe, but it is also affecting the illegal and legal drug-taking cultures in exceptionally dangerous ways. First, is the current limited drug availability because of travel restrictions from known drug-producing countries such as China, Mexico, South America, etc.
Second, are the shelter in place orders, which mean that addicts can no longer hit the streets or enter drug-dealing neighborhoods to get their drugs- which will likely cause even riskier drug experimenting and using behaviors to occur. The third reason is that the services that support addiction recoveries, such as methadone clinics and other medical practitioners, may or may not be open. And finally, the cost of heroin and other drugs that are still available have skyrocketed.