The Research Society on Alcoholism is holding its 44th annual meeting, and presentations, workshops, and meetings will run from June 19 to June 23. There, members of the society will convene to discuss survey research, diversity and equity, mentorship, ethics, and other topics that have influenced the work of the last year. Carolina Barbosa, a health economist at RTI and the principal investigator on a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded grant, will be presenting her findings on a follow-up project of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on drinking patterns, health consequences, and alcohol treatment effectiveness and cost. Listen to her and representatives from NIAAA discuss their conclusions and what the research will mean for public health in the US as we begin to recover from the pandemic.
Alcohol Consumption in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States: Results from a Nationally-Representative Survey
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET
This talk will reference the first survey funded by RTI and led by Carolina near the beginning of the pandemic in May of 2020. She presented those results in a webinar in July of last year. This first webinar evaluated how changes such as relaxing restrictions on the sale of alcohol and asking people to stay home as much as possible might have impacted consumption and other behaviors. Now the bars and restaurants have been opening up and restrictions on staying home have been slowly lifting, has the effect on alcohol use changed?