Depression, anxiety spur alcohol consumption
during the pandemic
From Medical News Today-January 29, 2022 

Researchers surveyed 5,850 adults from 50 states. Of all participants identifying themselves as drinkers, 29% reported their alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

Individuals reporting symptoms of depression were 64% more likely to be consuming greater amounts of alcohol, while anxiety was associated with a 41% higher likelihood of increased drinking. 

People aged 40 years and older with depression and anxiety were almost twice as likely to have increased their consumption of alcohol during the pandemic as others in their age group.

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