Youth Lockdown Drinking & Sydney Uni’s INROADS Program
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has taken a hard toll on the mental health of young people. The stress, boredom and social isolation of countless lockdowns feels like a never-ending cycle. This disruption to our normalcy has understandably led us to replace our old habits with ones we find more comforting. For some Australians, this newfound habit is alcohol use.
To help with this, Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a program aimed at young people who are using alcohol as a coping mechanism for pandemic related anxiety. Lexine Stapinski, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist at the Matilda Centre joined the Thursday Daily to discuss the online INROADS program which is now available for free.