In this health crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health department reminds us of the importance of hand-washing, social distancing and preventive isolation. This is why our team continues to work remotely when some of our research activities (recruitment, beginning of new studies) deemed nonessential are suspended until further notice. We would like to wish all of our participants and partners the health and courage to face this difficult period. To understand the impact of the crisis on the health of some of our participants, we invite you to listen to the report by Marie Lambert-Chan, editor in chief of Québec Science. She spoke with Didier Jutras-Aswad to discuss the reality of drug addicts in this dark period during which access to resources is restricted.