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The Cost-of-Living Impact on Mental Health

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Keith Prance from Rehab Recovery shares their infographic showing the negative impacts of the cost-of-living crisis.

WORDS Keith Prance

The UK is currently struggling with the highest rates of inflation in over 40 years. This has caused the rise in cost of essentials, such as food shopping, fuel costs, electricity and energy, known as the cost-of-living crisis and has mostly been driven by the increase wholesale gas prices1.

Due to this, many individuals have experienced the development or worsening of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, and further issues such as addiction.

Individuals, who may already be struggling with alcohol abuse and/or misuse, may find that this has worsened during the cost-of-living crisis. Often individuals turn to alcohol to ease or manage everyday issues and, with the cost-of-living crisis, it can become overwhelming, often leading to increased consumption.

According to a 2007 study, alcohol addictions are commonly…

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