Is there an increase in alcohol & drug dependency as a result of Covid 19?

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Angela Kumah leads an eye opening and candid discussion on the increase of alcohol and substance misuse, as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. with guests Vanessa Kelly, This Is VLK and Cherri Gillings.

Covid 19 quarantine and social distancing policies have resulted in everyone living in a world where many of us are separated from our friends, family, and many of our usual support systems. This can lead to an increase in anxiety and wellbeing issues. The key areas of concern in terms of resilience are:

  • The Covid 19 Virus
  • The 2020 Lockdown period/social distancing
  • Health inequalities for BME communities and systemic racism against the Black community
  • The recession

Angela Kumah

My name is Angela Kumah, and This is my lockdown. I am currently conducting a PhD research at Birmingham University, aimed at improving culturally sensitive mental health promotion among Black African and Afro-Caribbean communities in Birmingham.
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