Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic

NIAAA Spectrum
Volume 13, Issue 3 | Fall 2021

Stay-at-home and physical distancing orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased stress, anxiety, depression, and boredom, and reports suggest that some people may be consuming more alcohol as a coping mechanism. A recent study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism now reveals changes in patterns of alcohol and marijuana use during the pandemic, as well as changes in motives for use among young adults.

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