Increase in alcohol and gambling problems during COVID-19 lock-down in the UK

YouGov has reported that the number of individuals experiencing alcohol and gambling related problems increased significantly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from a national poll indicate that 20% of UK adults reported an increase in drinking and 17% said that their alcohol use had caused them problems. Thirty seven percent of those who said they had been in recovery before the COVID-19 pandemic reported having relapsed.

Source: https://www.forwardtrust.org.uk/news-story/national-survey-reports-a-surge-in-alcohol-and-gambling-problems-during-the-pandemic/