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A Commentary on Drinking to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of External and Internal Factors in Coping Motive Pathways to Alcohol Use, Solitary Drinking, and Alcohol Problems.

Creswell KG, Bachrach RL. A Commentary on Drinking to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of External and Internal Factors in Coping Motive Pathways to Alcohol Use, Solitary Drinking, and Alcohol Problems. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 2020 Nov 1; 44(11):2150-2153.




Abstract:

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic began in March 2020 (World Health Organization, 2019) and has caused unprecedented disruptions to society as we know it. Widespread stay-at-home directives and the closures of non-essential businesses, while necessary to contain the spread of the virus, have wreaked havoc on the economy (Nicola et al., 2020) and contributed to marked increases in negative affect and stress for large portions of the population (Brooks et al., 2020).





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