The Impact of Helping Children with Distance Learning During COVID-19 on U.S. Parents’ Alcohol Consumption.

Publication date: Jul 11, 2023

We examined the impact of distance learning-related parental stress due to COVID-19 on parental alcohol consumption using an online survey in May 2020 with a convenience sample of U. S. adults. This article focuses on the 361 parents who had children under the age of 18 living with them. Seventy-eight percent had children who were engaged in distance learning; 59% reported being stressed because they were not sure how to help their children with distance learning. Stressed parents reported consuming significantly more alcohol and binge drinking more often than parents who were not stressed by distance learning. We hope that public health professionals can use our findings to better target alcohol prevention programs aimed at parents to reduce parental stress, and hopefully, parental alcohol consumption.

Concepts Keywords
Alcohol adult
Covid drinking
Learning pandemic
Parents prevention
Seventy stress


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
drug DRUGBANK Ethanol
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide

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