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Heavy Drinking Episodes for Women Up 41 Percent: New Study

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By    |   Tuesday, 29 September 2020 06:16 PM

A new study from the Rand Corporation found alcohol consumption has risen sharply during the pandemic shutdown, with women leading the way with a whopping 41% increase in what researchers termed "heavy drinking episodes." Heavy drinking episodes were defined as downing four or more drinks within a couple of hours.

A national survey said overall consumption of alcohol rose 14% among adults over the age of 30 compared to the same time period last year, according to The Daily Caller.

Another study by the American Addiction Centers revealed about one-third of people working from home are increasingly drinking on the job. About 36% of men and 26% of women surveyed said they imbibed while on the clock.

According to Healthline, experts said the stress of work and a pandemic, in addition to the everyday factors we face, can cause people to drink. They added a certain portion of the population believe they can get away with drinking because their supervisors are out of sight.

Some reports estimate the sales of alcoholic beverages surged a whopping 55% toward the end of March which led health officials globally to warn excessive drinking can lower the immune system and increase the risk of complications from COVID-19.

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A new study from the Rand Corporation found alcohol consumption has risen sharply during the pandemic shutdown, with women leading the way with a whopping 41% increase in what researchers termed "heavy drinking episodes."
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