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The Surprising Reason Why Alcohol Stores Are Considered Essential Services

In a pandemic, limiting access to alcohol may do more harm than good

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I recently hit my five-year mark without a drop of alcohol. Given how stressful the past year has been, I often pat myself on the back for getting through without a drink. Sadly, drinking has increased at alarming rates…

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Former nurse turned writer — empowering change. Let’s talk about mental health, addictions, trauma, and wellness. Join Medium: https://gillianmay.ca/membership

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