🚨New paper out in Drug and Alcohol Dependence 🚨

1/6: What factors were associated with reported changes to usual alcohol drinking behaviour during COVID-19 related social distancing and lockdown?

2/6: We analysed data from the UCL Covid-19 Social Study from over 30,000 adults 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 in the UK during the start of the first lockdown (21st March to 4th April 2020)
3/6: Of 22,113 drinkers, 48% reported drinking about the same, 26% reported drinking less and 26% reported drinking more than usual over the past week.
4/6: Reporting drinking more than usual (compared with same as usual) over the past week was associated with being younger, female, having post-16 educational qualifications and high income.
5/6: Being stressed about catching or becoming ill from COVID-19, being stressed about finances and having an anxiety disorder were also factors associated with reporting drinking more than usual during lockdown.
6/6: Take home message: Important (particularly given this third lockdown) to provide targeted support to certain groups to counteract an increase in drinking during the first COVID-19 related lockdown.
And great to see it reported in the news too: inews.co.uk/news/health/1-…

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