Kaiser Health News

Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

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But the consumption of all this alcohol can be problematic for individuals, even those who haven’t had trouble with drinking in the past.

Wave 3

WAVE 3 Listens Live! Landmark Recovery

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John Ramsey welcomes Landmark Recovery to the Listens Live! studio. Dr. Sarah Johnson is here to talk with John Ramsey about addiction and recovery treatment.

NPR

Drinking Has Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

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Many state laws seemed to be waived overnight as stay-at-home orders were put into place and drinkers embraced trends such as liquor delivery, virtual happy hours and online wine tasting. Curbside cocktails in 12 and 16-ounce bottles particularly helped Waldo Thai make up for its lost revenue from dine-in customers.

KCUR 89.3

The Pandemic Has Changed The Way Kansas City Drinks, But Age-Old Addiction Concerns Remain

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Experts say a bit of extra drinking isn’t a problem for many people, but they recommend watching out for warning signs.

The Sober World

Why Only 1 in 8 People Get Treatment for Addiction

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According to the survey, as many as 20.7 million people are in need of treatment for substance abuse in the United States and yet, only 2.5 million will receive treatment.

WebMD

Here’s What Happens If Your Substance Abuse Goes Untreated

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Seeking treatment for addiction can seem like a daunting task at first, but letting substance abuse go untreated can lead to a variety of negative consequences beyond just your health.

Spectrum News 1

Health Professionals Warn of Looming Mental Health Crisis

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“COVID-19 has really created the perfect storm for people that suffer from addiction and mental illness,” said Dr. Sarah Johnson, the chief medical officer from Landmark Recovery.

The Crime Report

Will Quarantine Restrictions Worsen Problems of Opioid-Abuse Sufferers?

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The estimated three million Americans suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) have been put at increased risk by many of the guidelines established to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to advocates.

OKC Fox

Study shows 41% of Oklahomans are drinking at home during work hours

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Oklahoma City, Okla — Studies show alcohol sales are skyrocketing during the coronavirus pandemic while more Oklahomans are working from home. Reports show they're drinking to pass the time and relieve stress, but experts say drinking might have the opposite effect.

Recovery Resources

Recovery Resources: From people in recovery to help others in recovery

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Increasing access to recovery, increasing information on recovery.