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dc.contributor.authorBonsaksen, Tore
dc.contributor.authorEkeberg, Øivind
dc.contributor.authorBredal, Inger Schou
dc.contributor.authorSkogstad, Laila
dc.contributor.authorHeir, Trond
dc.contributor.authorGrimholt, Tine Kristin
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers In Public Health, 9(429)en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a major impact on people's daily life. This study aimed to examine use of alcohol and addictive drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway and examine their association with mental health problems and problems related to the pandemic. Methods: A sample of 4,527 persons responded to the survey. Use of alcohol and addictive drugs were cross-tabulated with sociodemographic variables, mental health problems, and problems related to COVID-19. Logistic regression analyses were used to examine the strength of the associations. Results: Daily use of alcohol was associated with depression and expecting financial loss in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. Use of cannabis was associated with expecting financial loss in relation to COVID-19. Use of sedatives was associated with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Use of painkillers was associated with insomnia and self-reported risk of complications if contracting the coronavirus. Conclusion: The occurrence of mental health problems is more important for an understanding of the use of alcohol and addictive drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway, compared to specific pandemic-related worries.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleUse of alcohol and addictive drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway: associations with mental health and pandemic-related problemsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalFrontiers In Public Healthen_US

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