WYSAC recently completed an internet survey involving behavior and attitudes toward COVID-19. They found that both the sale and consumption of alcohol has increased from February to April 2020, during the pandemic.
Peak wine & spirit sales occurred in March 2020 increasing $2M from March 2019. The figure does not include beer sales for the same time period.
Survey respondents gave these reasons for the increase in alcohol use:
• Boredom 60.4 %
• Isolation 46%
• Stress 43%
The Sublette Prevention Coalition would like to suggest to readers who are over 21: If you choose to consume alcohol, please consider following moderate drinking guidelines: No more than one (1) alcoholic beverage a day for women and no more than two (2) alcoholic beverages a day for men.
*The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming surveyed a randomly selected sample of Wyoming residents. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Wyoming Department of Revenue (WDR) provided alcohol spirits and wine sales data for January through May in both 2019 and 2020 to measure how product sales have changed.