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COVID-19 NEWS: With liquor stores closed, could we see an increase in alcohol withdrawal?
With the recent closure of Pa. liquor stores, due to the COVID-19 breakout, drug and alcohol professionals worry this may trigger another wave of patients: those with alcohol dependency. Alcohol withdrawal can range from minor to severe cases being life-threatening. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help recognize when it’s time to get help.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “People who can’t afford to buy enough wine or beer to satisfy their needs and rely on hard liquor may face alcohol withdrawal, said Bill Stauffer, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for people in addiction and recovery.”