Substance Dependence Increases Amid Pandemic

Substance Dependence Increases Amid Pandemic

Physical isolation and psychological stress due to the pandemic restrictions continue to spur substance dependence across the U.S.

Anjali Krishnan

Nearly one in four in the latest TIPP Poll reported increased reliance on substances due to pandemic restrictions.

We asked, “Have you or a member of your household experienced an increase in reliance on substances (alcohol, marijuana, etc.) due to pandemic lockdowns?” Almost a quarter of the respondents stated that they turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with the situation.