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Rise in demand for help with alcohol issues

Drinkers have 'Christmas mentality' says charity director

There's been a significant increase in the number of people on the Isle of Man seeking help for alcohol related issues after lockdown.

 

The charity Motiv8, which specialises in addictive behaviours, has reported a huge rise in demand, with a record-breaking 1,600 appointments over the last three months.

 

Director Thea Ozenturk says for some, stress and anxiety about the pandemic may have led to them turning to alcohol as a way of coping.

 

She says some are finding it difficult to return to their pre-Covid routines:

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