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David talks with Caterina Giorgi, from The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) at https://fare.org.au/ about the increase in online alcohol purchasing due to COVID-19. Later, Nadine (FARE Board Member). He’s then joined by FARE Board member, Associate Professor Nadine Ezard to discuss drug use factors that interest the research community at this time.

Are people drinking more right now, or are they simply transferring their bar drinking to home? Does an extra glass a night matter? What are some of the steps we can take to address stress and anxiety without having a drink?

How might this pandemic impact our drinking habits and consumption of other drugs of addiction? What signs can we look for that we might need to reach out for support? Which apps are available for research and support?

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About the author: Pete

 

Pete helps JOY with podcast coordination and is a podcaster for the "Driving You Mad Driving You Crazy" Friday Drive show, a daytime MMUMM presenter on JOY and also a JOY Board member.

 

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