April 9, 2020

Frederic Blow, Ph.D., Interviewed on WEMU 89.1

U-M Addiction Center Director talks about the rise in alcohol use fueled by COVID-19.


***This article and short interview is posted to WEMU's website.***

A Nielsen report revealed that alcohol sales in the U.S. increased by 55% in the third week of March. Dr. Fred Blow is the director of the U-M Addiction Center and explains which residents are most at risk. 

"Those who are in recovery may turn to alcohol because that’s a way they’ve coped with stressors in the past." Dr. Blow says those who’ve suffered from suicide thoughts or depression in the past are also at a higher risk. The Addiction Center continues to offer resources to anyone who needs them.