ELDORADO – According to a recent Nielsen report, alcohol sales have seen a sharp increase since the pandemic began. In March and April, alcohol sales in store grew about 20% per week compared to 2019, and online sales grew dramatically.
A local mental health professional is warning residents that alcohol is not a permanent fix for easing stress.
Christine Raben, a licensed clinical social worker with Ferrell Hospital, said higher alcohol consumption can make anxious feelings worse over time.
Raben added if you need help, don’t be afraid to seek it.
For more information on Ferrell’s outpatient counseling services,ss call the hospital at 273-3361.