People are drinking more during COVID-19. Here's some advice on how to cut down
CHICAGO — The pandemic has everyone stuck at home, where alcohol and snacks are within easy reach. So if you find that you’re drinking more, you’re not alone. From March to June, the COVID Symptom Study found 20% of their almost 100,000 participants reported increased drinking since the pandemic began. During the week of March 21 alone, U.S alcohol sales rose 55 percent, according to the market research firm Nielsen.Dr. Subhash C. Pandey, a professor and the director of the Alcohol Research Center at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said it’s understandabl...