Monday, December 4, 2023


Are you consuming more alcohol since the pandemic began?

According to a recent study by the RAND Corporation and supported by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Americans are consuming more alcohol since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Grocery stores and online retailers have seen a dramatic jump in alcohol sales. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Are you buying and consuming more alcohol now than you were pre-pandemic?

Please tell us in the poll below, and be patient if it takes a moment to load. Remember, we can’t see how anybody answers our polls, so no judgment from us. Cheers!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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steven Platke (@guest_98041)
3 years ago

no not at this time

D Haley (@guest_97886)
3 years ago

Don’t drink, did that in my military years. But, love the stuff to cook with adds that great flavor and for a great demi glaze over chicken or beef. Cheap booze in NH we building liquor stores on every street corner like Walgreens “Live free or Drink”.

Thomas (@guest_97882)
3 years ago

I finished what I had on hand (less than a bottle) and haven’t considered a trip to the liquor store an essential activity.

Ed D. (@guest_97874)
3 years ago

As my Dad used to say:
“I don’t drink anymore”
“I don’t drink any less either”! 🙂

Abe Loughin (@guest_97853)
3 years ago

I don’t drink alcohol, but if I did, I probably would have voted on about the same. We are workcampers and haven’t missed any work. The campground we are working at has set new highs for occupancy, site rental income, and sales in the store and snack bar. And a note on the site fees, they weren’t raised this year, they are the same as 2019.

Corkey (@guest_97852)
3 years ago

It’s been 2 weeks since I have seen the poll.
I am not drinking anymore than before.

Bob (@guest_97848)
3 years ago

I checked “I don’t drink” only because I probably drink less that a dozen alcoholic drinks in a year.

WEB (@guest_97865)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

So you have had about 9 drinks this year and “I don’t drink”??? Man, Judge Judy would fry you for not answering the question properly.

John W (@guest_97840)
3 years ago

Although we occasionally have a cocktail at home, most times we have a cocktail before dinner when eating out at restaurants. Since eating out at restaurants has been not possible or less likely, we’re therefore consuming less alcohol.

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