Calls to alcohol hotline triple during pandemic

The National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline received 25,000 calls last year, new figures show
Australian Associated Press

The number of calls to alcohol support services in 2021 was triple that made before the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows.

A report from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) blames the surge on higher levels of stress and anxiety, as well as boredom and isolation during lockdown.