Pandemic could lead to spike in alcohol and drug addiction
Posted April 9, 2020 People searching for ways to cope with coronavirus-related anxiety and depression may resort to alcohol or drug use.
A terrible triad – trauma, isolation and lack of structure – is driving more people to drink alcohol and use drugs.
Unemployment, lack of health insurance and fear of the unknown are just of few of the traumas people are dealing with amid COVID-19. People are searching for ways to cope with the anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness, said Susan Franks, associate professor of family medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
For many people that’s alcohol or drugs. Read more here…
Source: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.