April 19, 2021
By Brooke Whitney
CLEVELAND — Since the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago, alcohol sales have skyrocketed. Being home more than ever and dealing with the stress of the unknown, led to more night caps and a lot of virtual happy hours.
This Mom Minute Monday, 3News’ Maureen Kyle talked to Dr. Kim Bell with the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development. She explains her concerns about why drinking more at home can lead to an increased risk for substance abuse, especially in teens.
“The statistic that’s worried me the most with that age, is the rate of overdose that has gone up really high,” Dr. Bell says.
While Dr. Bell says she knows this point probably won’t be a popular one, we need to be careful of the example we set at home.
The interview is below, or you can watch it at WKYC-TV3.