Friday, February 19, 2021 (Healthday News) – Researchers warn that the stress of the epidemic could cause some people to turn to his bottle too often.
This is especially problematic for those living in areas with home stay orders, especially young adults, men and those who have lost their jobs.
William Scott Scott Kilgore, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, said: Director of the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.
“We found that young people are more susceptible to alcohol abuse during epidemics, which could lead to a dangerous path to long-term alcohol dependence,” he said in a university news release.
Kilgore’s team conducted a six – month study from April to September, covering 50 states and Washington, D.C. Nearly 6,000 adults were surveyed in. Each month, about 1,000 people completed the Alcohol Abuse Test, a 10-item quiz that identifies dangerous drinks in adults.
Questions asked about alcohol consumption, addiction-related behaviors, and the harm caused by alcohol use. Scores range from 0 to 40. Scores of 8 to 14 indicate a dangerous alcohol consumption, 15 or more indicates alcohol dependence, and 20 or more indicate a severe alcoholism disorder.
For individuals who are not subject to locking restrictions, the percentages remain the same.
But for those who are locked up, dangerous alcohol use rose from 21% in April to 40.7% in September, and dependence rose from 8% to 29%. Intense dependence rose to 17.4% in September from 4% in April. Dangerous alcohol use and dependence for those who are locked up is increasing every month compared to no limit.
Increased alcohol consumption can lead to a number of health problems, including cancer, liver disease, injury, mental health problems, and early death. That could be a problem for the whole family, the researchers said.