Alcohol treatment during the pandemic

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 17:29:45-04

During the middle of the stay-at-home orders, liquor sales skyrocketed across the country.

Back in March, statistics showed sales up 54 percent over the previous year. Online sales have also seen percentage increases -- in the triple digits.

But for those already struggling with substance abuse, it could feel like they have nowhere to turn during these times.

That's why it was so important for providers to still find a way to offer help, which, in a positive twist, may have opened the door up to more people finally getting that help.

Scripps Reporter Deanna Falzone has the story, watch in the player above.