Moms increased drinking by 323% after start of COVID

Moms with young kids increased their booze consumption by nearly 325 percent between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of last year, a new study suggests.

The general recommended drinking guidelines for men allow up to four drinks per day but no more than 14 drinks per week, while for women, it’s no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week, according to the study.

“Women are more likely to use alcohol to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety, and all these are a natural response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Barbosa said. “Alcohol consumption among women has been on the uptick for the past two decades, and our study suggests the pandemic may only exacerbate that trend.”