6 months Lockdown or lock-in? Fears of alcoholism, addiction in confinement Inquirer
"Another videoconference happy hour! I'm going to end up an alcoholic..." "At the office, I can't go downstairs to smoke over every little annoyance -- but working from home, nobody knows!" Whether they are tongue-in-cheek comments or anxious, existential questions, testimonials of this kind are now rife on social media. With more than three billion people around the world living under lockdown, is it likely many people could turn to addiction while in coronavirus confinement? Not necessarily -- but many people are at risk, experts say. "The links between traumatic stress and drug use are well-established," said Philippe Batel, a ... more