Adapting to the stay-at-home orders was difficult for some people. Consider a recent survey’s results:

• The average Arizona employee, working from home, starts drinking at 4:42 p.m.

• West Virginians start drinking the earliest at 3:24 p.m., while residents of Hawaii wait until 7:30.

• More than 1 in 10 experience more hangovers now than before lockdown.

• 14% of people believe alcohol sales should be banned during lockdown.

I found this study and thought, “Wow, that’s interesting — what a bunch of lushes we are.”

Consider, however, the call has always been critical of people who drink after work … because they have to drive home too. But now they’re already at home!

I am not a drinker, but I have to wonder what this is of anyone’s business now that weekdays and weekends seem to blur together.

The question will be how well society transitions back to “normal.”

“If you find yourself reaching for a drink more often than usual, it may be time to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol,” says Dr. Lawrence Weinstein from “Monitoring alcohol consumption is always recommended, but it is especially important during this period as it is very easy to overindulge in the comfort of your own home, and can quickly become problematic.”


Tim Wiederaenders is a former Lake Havasu City resident and an editor for the Prescott Daily Courier.


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Not being a drinker I am nonetheless pleased to see the drunks no longer will be on the road. Perhaps this will result in many, many bars going out of business - but I doubt it.

Vince Gors

Fter reading your Non-Stop Negative posts, Why have you not made an appointment? Your are ILL,and hate Rots a person's Soul. I keep wondering if it is just Basic Low IQ or Lack of Education? I can not imagine you have any Family as no one could stay with anyone that is so NEGATIVE on everything.


You have that right, Vince! rovR** spends most nights posting his “negativity”, always around two AM, so you know his doesn’t sleep. He scours the internet for propaganda and lies which he copy & pastes ad nausium, which no one reads. He claims to be a veteran but I have my doubts. He certainly doesn’t belong to any veterans organizations and I don’t know of any that would have him. He’s got a couple of “toadies”, HavasuGuy [batman] and Proudindi who’s only contribution to the discussion are [thumbup][thumbup] or [thumbdown][thumbdown] and are incapable of “original” thought? The one thing you can count on from rovR**, he hates everything and everybody! A truly sad excuse for a person. [thumbup][beam] Deaton


As usual, Rovr wants to see people loose their jobs. He is one who has absolutely no compassion for people.


VA172. Yes, Really a strange guy.

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