Published December 17, 2020
National Public Radio program Life Kit interviewed R. Lorraine Collins about how Americans are drinking more during the pandemic and offers tips on cutting back. She recommends among other things keeping track of what you drink and being mindful when you drink. "Are you keeping alcohol as ... a special beverage for limited situations, or are you engaging in alcohol use across the board?" she says. Collins says sometimes people can get confused by what constitutes a drink. "For many people ... in their minds, a glass equals a drink," she says. To slow down consumption, Collins recommends sipping, not guzzling. "Even a beer can be sipped like fine wine," she says.
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