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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

The Rise of Alcohol Use During COVID-19: An Epidemic in Plain Sight

The Rise of Alcohol Use During COVID-19: An Epidemic in Plain Sight
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, excessive drinking affected approximately 50 million Americans and was the 3rd largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcohol elevates the risk of almost all chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and is closely tied to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. In the past year, alcohol consumption has increased 14% across the board, with heavy drinking rates for women increasing 41%. Surveys have shown that only 2% of excessive drinkers receive any treatment due to a variety of barriers to care. This webinar will introduce a no-shame, labels optional, evidenced-based approach to treating excessive drinking employed at Tempest, a digital recovery platform. 

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:

  • The rise in alcohol sales and use during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Why drinking is a common coping mechanism;
  • How to know if and when your alcohol consumption becomes a problem;
  • And how excessive alcohol use changes the brain, and how to reverse those changes.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.

Meet the Speaker:

Ruby Mehta is the Director of Clinical Strategy at Tempest, a modern, digital recovery platform supporting individuals who want to change their relationship with alcohol. At Tempest, Ruby develops programming that empowers individuals to create behavioral and cognitive shifts to help them break the cycle of addiction and find joy in their lives. Ruby is also a licensed clinical social worker and holds a certificate in Integrative Trauma Studies from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC. Prior to joining Tempest, Ruby provided therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and substance use within her own private practice as well as within community mental health centers. Ruby is also a mom of three energetic little kids.