High on lockdown: Substance abuse during the pandemic | COVID-19 Special
DW, 27 Feb 2021
Actor Seth Rogen, is not alone. Celebrity or not – pandemic pot smokers are on the rise, according to a global survey of 55,000 respondents. Boredom and loneliness are the most frequently cited reasons.
The same for consuming more alcohol. Take Australia – before the coronavirus arrived, six percent of respondents drank alcohol on a daily basis. That's surged to over 30 percent during the pandemic.
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