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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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