Alcoholism jumps 66% due to covid lockdowns: UK

Alcoholism jumps 66% due to covid lockdowns: UK. By Stephen Matthews.

Nearly one million people in England became addicted to alcohol as a result of Covid lockdowns, official data suggests.

Government polling before the pandemic estimated 1.5million adults drank at least 50 units every week — the equivalent of three pints or nearly a bottle of wine every night.

But this jumped to just shy of 2.5million this summer, which experts have blamed on the endless cycle of virus-controlling restrictions.