Skip to main content

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Information on this website is subject to change at short notice due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Please click here for information and advice about the current COVID-19 outbreak and how to get help from your council, as well as other sources of information and support. You can also offer to volunteer.

Coping with drink in Lockdown

Coping with drink in Lockdown

Drinking habits have changed as a result of coronavirus. Research from Alcohol Change found one in three drinkers surveyed had reduced or stopped drinking. However, one in five drinkers said they were drinking more frequently.

While this month the interim report for the Global Drug Survey (GDS), also found changes to drinking habits. Among drinkers, many were drinking earlier in the day, drinking on more days and increased binge drinking. Guardian. However, they also reported that “of those who had reduced their drinking during the period, more than 60% reported improvements in physical health and more than 40% saw improvements in finances.” Dr Adam Winstock said “This is not about being sober and not getting tipsy. Just drop a day or two to see a difference”

If you would like to reduce your alcohol consumption you can find advice and support on our pages: