Even for Moderate Drinkers, Going on a Binge Can Raise Health Risks

Published June 14, 2022

Healthline quotes Kenneth Leonard, PhD, director of the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, in a story that covers topics including surveys on drinking trends during the pandemic. Leonard said these surveys should be taken with a grain of salt, because changes in alcohol consumption varied across the country. “COVID didn’t really strike everybody in the same way,” he said. “Overall, there was probably some increase in drinking, and [this was] likely among those people who are most at risk of heavy drinking.”