National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Spectrum: Volume 13, Issue 3
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2021
In this issue, view the news from the field – Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic. Stay-at-home and physical distancing orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased stress, anxiety, depression, and boredom, and reports suggest that some people may be consuming more alcohol as a coping mechanism. A recent study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism now reveals changes in patterns of alcohol and marijuana use during the pandemic, as well as changes in motives for use among young adults.
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