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CDC Updates List of Health Conditions that Increase the Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness for Persons with SUD, Urges Vaccinations

Health officials have released an update that individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) are at a heightened risk for serious complications from COVID-19, and underscored the importance for individuals with SUD and their caregivers to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated the list of at-risk underlying health conditions for COVID-19 to include substance use disorders. Why is there an increased risk of COVID-19 infection and complications for individuals with an addiction? Chronic substance use can harm or weaken the body, including the immune system, and make an individual more vulnerable to infection. The effect of certain types of substances used may present greater risks as well, particularly opioids, alcohol, nicotine, methamphetamines present greater risks for patients to develop severe illness from COVID-19. There are several ways to access the Vaccine Navigator project for the addiction community:
CDC COVID-19 Resources: COVID-19 and People Who Use Drugs or Have Substance Use Disorder. Correction staff in need of vaccinations can submit a support request form and a navigator from the Addiction Policy Forum and the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts will reach out to assist you. Call the helpline at 833-301-HELP and a navigator will help. Hours of operation are 9am - 5pm ET, Monday through Friday. Text 833-301-HELP and our navigators will provide resources and support



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