Almost half of Britons drinking more due to Covid, survey finds

Loneliness, depression and anxiety behind rise, with 44% of cannabis users also smoking more

Britons have drunk more alcohol and smoked more cannabis due to loneliness, depression and anxiety during the pandemic, according to a leading study of drug-using behaviour.

Almost half (48%) of British respondents to the Global Drug Survey (GDS) disclosed they were drinking more alcohol than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 44% of cannabis users reported increased use of the drug.

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