American Addiction Centers compiled 10 statistics about how the coronavirus affected alcohol use in adults, including alcohol consumption, sales, state regulations, reasons behind increased consumption, and effects of alcohol misuse.
How the coronavirus has affected alcohol use in adults
Adult alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic
Online alcohol sales more than doubled at the beginning of the pandemic
Alcohol use can impair the body’s ability to prevent and fight COVID-19
Liquor stores deemed essential businesses in 37 states and Washington D.C.
To-go alcohol allowed from bars and restaurants in 44 states and Washington D.C.
Bars reopened in 35 states and Washington D.C.
Increased binge drinking reported during early months of the pandemic
Certain increased stressors contributed to relying on alcohol during the coronavirus
People recovering from alcohol or substance abuse faced unique challenges
Keep the mind active to steer clear of alcohol during the pandemic
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