The pandemic was too much to handle for quite a few locals and more than a few people turned to booze & drugs in order to cope.
The damage hits close to home as alcoholism soared among middle-class white women according to quite a few studies.
Thankfully, here's a peek at Kansas City working to confront substance abuse crisis that threatens to do long lasting damage to families and communities . . . Check it . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City metro addiction-recovery experts worry the nation is on the verge of a substance-abuse crisis. A study published in December 2020 showed 60% of Americans admitted to increased drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts said loneliness, isolation and the stress of the pandemic likely played a large role.