Canadian alcohol consumption increases during COVID-19

In a survey by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), a quarter of participants aged 35 to 54 and a fifth of those aged 18 to 34 reported drinking more since COVID-19 restrictions were implemented. Just one-in-ten people aged over 54 reported drinking more. The main reasons people gave for increased drinking were a lack of schedule, increased boredom and high levels of stress.