(CONSERVATIVE INSTITUTE) – A new Harris poll has found that almost one in five Americans admits to heavy drinking at unhealthy levels during the current pandemic.
About 17% of those who responded to the poll, or 1,003 out of 6,006 adults ages 21 and older, said they engaged in heavy drinking, defined as two days a week where a woman drank more than four drinks or a man drank more than five drinks, at least two weeks out of a month. People who said they were heavy drinkers in the study also reported declines in mental, psychosocial and physical health.
Among study participants, 23% didn’t go to places or events they enjoyed because of drinking heavily, and around 20% had withdrawal symptoms when they stopped drinking.
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