Alcohol Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, 8 September 2020
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Alcohol is often used for socialization and by some to cope with difficult emotions. As the rates of anxiety, fear, depression, boredom, and uncertainty became more commonly reported during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption is reported to have increased as well, despite the closure of licensed premises. However, the impact of the pandemic on alcohol consumption and related harms remains unknown.
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