Alcohol During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Potential Public Health Crisis?

This period of isolation might lead to a spike in heavy alcohol use, relapse, and potentially, development of alcohol use disorder in at-risk individuals, therefore placing further strain on addiction and as well as alcohol and other drugs services, and the health service in general, during and after the pandemic.
In addition to this important public health advice, governments should provide public health warnings about heavy alcohol consumption during isolation to protect vulnerable individuals…