February 19, 2021

Liver Disease Up 50% Since Start of Pandemic : addiction

Liver Disease Up 50% Since Start of Pandemic : addiction


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Doctors say people are “drink[ing] themselves to death” due to the stress and social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including a lack of in-person support from AA meetings to curb the habit.

Drink Themselves to Death:’ Liver Disease Up 50% Since Start of Pandemic

Since the pandemic shutdowns began last March, hospitals have seen an increase in patients with liver disease by as much as 50 percent, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Doctors say people are “drink[ing] themselves to death” due to the stress and social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including a lack of in-person support from AA meetings to curb the habit.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/drink-themselves-to-death-liver-disease-up-50-since-start-of-pandemic/2580011/



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