One In Five People Who Are Ditching Alcohol For ‘Dry January’ Say They’re Using Cannabis As An Alternative, Survey Finds

One In Five People Who Are Ditching Alcohol For ‘Dry January’ Say They’re Using Cannabis As An Alternative, Survey Finds
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About one in five people who are abstaining from alcohol as part of “Dry January” say they’re using cannabis as an alternative to help get through the month, according to a new survey. While most observers (33 percent) of the month-long alcohol break say they’re not replacing booze with anything, 21 percent said that they’re opting for cannabis and CBD products, the poll from CivicScience found. When it comes to replacing alcohol for #DryJanuary, roughly 60% of alcohol abstainers are evenly split between non-alcoholic beverages, cannabis/CBD products, and soda/seltzer products. See the full story here: https://t.co/K5n2NHlx9P pic.twitter.com/5MwjIwL0iX — CivicScience (@CivicScience) January 12, 2023 Marijuana and cannabinoids are the most common alternative, with more people saying they’re using the substances instead of alcohol this month than opted for non-alcoholic beverages (20 percent), soda and seltzer (20 percent) and kombucha (6 percent). Young people are the most likely to say that they’re consuming cannabis over alcohol, with 34 percent of those 21-24 getting high while going dry, compared to 24 percent of those 25-34, 22 percent of those 35-54 and nine percent of those 55 and older. !function(e,i,n,s){var t=”InfogramEmbeds”,d=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(“script”);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=”https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js”,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,”infogram-async”); The results of the survey—which involved interviews with 938 people from January 6-11—reflect a broader substitution trend that’s been identified in multiple polls and studies over recent years: As more states move to legalize marijuana, more people are choosing to use cannabis over alcohol, as well as certain prescription drugs like opioids. Part of the reason for the trend appears to be related to perceived dangerousness of various intoxicants, with most Americans saying that they believe cannabis is safer than alcohol and tobacco, as one survey released in October found. A separate poll released last year found that more Americans now openly admit that they smoke marijuana or eat cannabis-infused edibles…

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