Substance Use Disorders linked to COVID
In a recent study of review of electronic health records, and analysis revealed that those with a recent SUD diagnosis on record were more likely than those without to develop COVID-19, an effect that was strongest for opioid use disorder, followed by tobacco use disorder.
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Patients with SUD often have multiple comorbidities, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic diseases, and increased susceptibility to infections , which are also risk factors for COVID-19. Please take steps to maintain good health measures if you are a person in recovery from a substance use disorder. Your life matters.