Alcoholism

How one young recovering alcoholic stayed sober during lockdown.
How one young recovering alcoholic stayed sober during lockdown.
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'Lockdown pressures led me to alcohol relapse'

A woman in alcoholism recovery has said the "lack of connection" caused by the coronavirus lockdown led to a relapse.

Grace, whose real name is not being used, said it came at the wrong time while she was still early in recovery.

Grace, who is from County Durham and in her 20s, said she found added pressure very difficult and resumed drinking, sometimes starting in the morning.

Charities have expressed concern a new wave of people may develop alcohol misuse issues during the pandemic.

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