Increased alcohol intake during COVID 19

MORE THAN 50% of Irish respondents to a global survey about drugs and alcohol use say they have seen an increase in the frequency of their drinking since the Covid-19 restrictions were implemented. 

For the past number of years, has partnered with the Global Drug Survey to understand people's relationship with controlled and uncontrolled substances. 

The team behind this research has today published an special edition of this study on the impact the pandemic has had on the use of alcohol and drugs. 

The interim report found that out of 2,200 Irish people who took part, 54% said the frequency of their drinking had increased by some capacity. 

The survey was conducted online and people took part voluntarily, meaning those who responded likely took interest in the topics being examined. 

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