A Detroit hospital reported a 50% rise in alcohol-induced liver failure cases in the first five months of the pandemic in 2020.
This contributed a little to the 26% rise in alcohol-induced deaths across the US that year, something barely reported other than here
. The UK and Canada saw rises of alcohol-induced death on a similar scale.
The CDC is expecting that the US continued to have alcohol-induced death races 22% above pre-pandemic levels in 2021.