Forget the stereotypes. Our survey shows many young people are drinking less alcohol in lockdown

Forget the stereotypes. Our survey shows many young people are drinking less alcohol in lockdown

Lockdown and other public health measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 haven’t driven us all to drink (and other drugs), as many news stories would have us believe. Our Global Drug Survey released today, which includes replies from more than 55,000 participants, shows a mixed response. We found some people are increasing their use of alcohol and cannabis, mainly due to boredom, which previous research has found. But other people have reduced their drinking and drug use now festivals, nightclubs or parties are no longer an option – a trend that has so far gained less attention. About the Global Drug Survey The survey provides a snapshot of changed patterns of alcohol and drug use, drug markets and other drug-related trends during the pandemic. People from 171 countries responded to the web survey, which was available in ten languages. It was live for seven weeks, spanning May and June 2020. This report, based on 55,811 responses, includes data from 11 countries where we had the most respondents: Austria, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. The Global Drug Survey #COVID19 special edition is on now and we want to know how has the lockdown affected your #drug or #alcohol use. Has the cessation of the #festival/#clubbing scene or your use? Take part now at https://t.co/As18hukoP0 https://t.co/hlOpcrEeyy— Caitlin Hughes (@DrCaitlinHughes) May 25, 2020https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js People reflected on how their alcohol and other drug use had changed in the past month (April to May) compared to February 2020, before the…

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