A new study found that adult drunkenness increases with each week of isolation in the United States.
About 32 percent of participants told researchers from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Center for Medical Sciences at Dallas that they increasingly began drinking alcohol during isolation. People not only increased their consumption, but also the length of time they consumed. The probability of drinking large amounts of alcohol increases by 19 percent for each week of isolation. However, living with children reduces the probability of drinking alcohol, and the results showed.
A study that examined the relationship between dangerous alcohol consumption and life stress caused by the pandemic and restrictions showed that drunkards were “twice as likely to drink more than people who did not abuse alcohol”. Growth rates are particularly high in people with depression and chronic diseases.
The study results were based on a survey of almost 2000 adults, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.