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SURVEY: 1 in 10 Nevadans admit they have had a drinking problem at one stage of their lives

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 17:17:10-04

DrugAbuse.com recently conducted a survey of 2,560 Americans (aged 21+) revealing that over 1 in 10 Nevadans (12%) admit they have had a problem with alcohol in at least one stage of their lives.

This figure suggests that these people could be at an increased risk of problematic drinking habits due to the stressful circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

View the results broken down by state, click here.

For those with a problematic drinking habit, maintaining sobriety can be a daily struggle for both the individual, as well as the people around them. During the pandemic, staying sober can be an even greater struggle than usual, because so much has been upended.

Nearly half (45%) of respondents say they are worried about their loved one’s drinking problem recurring due to the stress of the pandemic.

Additionally, 1 in 10 (10%) respondents say they know of someone who they suspect has developed an alcohol-related problem as a result of the circumstances brought on by the pandemic such as stress and anxiety, which can be triggers that lead to an increase in drinking.