Alcohol-related harm in families and alcohol consumption during covid-19
Oct 1, 2021
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has published a research report titled “Alcohol-related harm in families and alcohol consumption during covid-19.” The report looked at alcohol consumption pre-covid, and then from March to July 2020. There is a range of evidence that many people reduced their alcohol consumption during covid-19 lockdowns (particularly young people aged between 18-25) most likely related to the lack of social outlets to drink - with both licensed premises and visits to friends limited by covid-19 lockdowns. Those people who reported increased alcohol consumption generally reported higher levels of stress, and were more likely to be women aged between 36-50.