***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.