Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 1 Week


1. Clinical Outcomes From COVID-19 Infections Poorer Among Patients With Substance Use Disorders

Patients who had substance use disorders had worse clinical outcomes from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. (psychiatryadvisor.com)

2. Older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol

A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol than their counterparts in middle-income countries. (medicalxpress.com)

3. Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Provides the action plan for the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) for the years 2021 through 2026. (ccsa.ca)

4. Brexit opens the door to tougher anti-smoking measures

Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industrial action and market developments, according to new research from the University of Bath. (newswise.com)

5. GLP-1 receptor signaling in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus attenuates cocaine-seeking by activating GABAergic circuits that project to the VTA

Emerging preclinical literature suggests that targeting central glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors (GLP-1Rs) may represent a novel approach to treating cocaine use disorder. (nature.com)

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