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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined changes in adult alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on drinking patterns from 2019 was compared against data collected from May 28to June 16, 2020, several months after the pandemic began. Researchers found that the frequency of alcohol consumption increased by 14% overall, 17% for women, 19% for adults age 30 to 59 years, and 10% for non-Hispanic white individuals. The study also noted a significant increase in heavy drinking among women, rising 41% since 2019.