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ALCOHOL USE AND DEATH INCREASE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Lindsey Rodriguez

Lindsey Rodriguez
Assistant Professor

Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently quoted in an NBC News article about the pandemic and the relation to increase in alcohol related deaths among women.

Dr. Rodriguez notes in the article that her research has found that the greater women's stress, the more they drink. This compounded when there are children in the home.

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