Alcohol is Everywhere—Addiction Treatment Isn’t

One industry that is thriving during the pandemic: alcohol.
 
Selling takeout booze has been a lifeline for many businesses. The alcohol delivery service Drizly has seen sales rise 350% over the same time last year.
 
But alcohol-related illnesses kill 88,000+ Americans every year—and the skyrocketing sales suggest a worrying reliance on alcohol to ease a stressful situation.
 
More Bad News: Patterns of excessive drinking formed during pandemic isolation could be hard to shake—a trend also seen in the wake of other collective traumas like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
 
And More: Amid the pandemic, many addiction treatment services are shuttered or harder to access.
 
NPR
 

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