After you have read this article, answer the following questions in full sentences and paragraphs:
1. Based on what you read about in this article, why are doctors and psychologists worried that this pandemic will contribute to an increase in substance use and addiction? Be sure to use specific terminology from the reading (without plagiarizing portions of the reading). You should talk about the specific effects of stress on the brain and things like self-medication theory.
2. My husband and I are not big drinkers, but after 4 days of isolation, we’ve been joking that our alcohol consumption has definitely gone up noticeably. It’s something to pay attention to. Are there people in your life who may be susceptible to substance abuse because of the stress this pandemic is putting on them personally? Do you have any recommendations for them, based on how they cope with the stressors in their life?