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Alcohol Use Is On The Rise Due To Pandemic


The University of Michigan’s Addiction Center says alcohol use could become an issue for some during the coronavirus pandemic.  
A Nielsen report revealed that alcohol sales in the U.S. increased by 55% in the third week of March.  Dr. Fred Blow is the director of the U-M Addiction Center and explains which residents are most at risk.

"Those who are in recovery may turn to alcohol because that’s a way they’ve coped with stressors in the past"

Dr. Blow says those who’ve suffered from suicide thoughts or depression in the past are also at a higher risk.  The addiction center continues to offer resources to anyone who needs them.
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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

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