Alcohol-use disorder: Unmasked or exacerbated by the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic stripped away layers of sugarcoating in our society — it exposed weak points across aspects of American life, stretched resources in public health and highlighted a deficit in recognition and access to mental health care and addiction medicine.Alcohol use is part of American culture. Alcohol is prominent in celebration as well as commiseration. Alcohol is introduced to children by their parents as an essential part of special occasions: girls’ nights, barbecues, outings with the guys, even book club. Alcohol is also seen as a just reward for a bad day orRead More

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