Nov. 10, 2021 – “Bottom line: what starts during work-from-home may well continue as employees return to their workplaces. Employers that truly care about the health of their employees must be ready.”

The study found that 21% of respondents have used marijuana, and of those who have used, 41% say they have done so to cope with stress, 38% for anxiety, 20% for loneliness, and 31% for depression. Meanwhile, 13% of survey respondents have spoken with a therapist as a result of anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

Alcohol consumption has also surged during the pandemic, with 38% of respondents reporting an increase. Dr Chhatwal said the size of some patients’ alcohol consumption increases are alarming.

“Our survey found that of those 38% who increased their alcohol consumption during the pandemic, 85% increased by 1 to 3 drinks a day,”  Dr Chhatwal said. “That means some Americans are potentially adding an additional 21 drinks a week to what they were already consuming.”


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