This study investigated the individual and contextual correlates of problematic alcohol use among young adults during COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. Participants were 1533 young adults aged 18 to 26 (Mage = 23.12, SDage = 2.11; 73.2% women), who completed an online survey during national lockdown. Inclusion criteria for this study were the age-range (18–26 y. o.), and living in Italy during COVID-19 lockdown. Participants with low or very low socioeconomic levels (vs. higher levels) were more at risk for problematic alcohol use, as well as participants who lived alone or with roommates/friends during lockdown. Conversely, participants who spent the lockdown with their family or partner were less at risk for problematic alcohol use. Finally, participants who had their job suspended due to pandemic (vs. other job conditions) were more at risk for problematic alcohol use during lockdown. Implications for research and clinical practice are discussed.
Laghi, F., Di Tata, D., Bianchi, D., Lonigro, A., Pompili, S., Zammuto, M., et al. (2022). Problematic alcohol use in young adults during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE, 27(1), 139-149 [10.1080/13548506.2021.1975785].