The COVID-19 pandemic, amid many other stressors that may have felt exacerbated over the past few years, has had a profound effect on our lives. Many of us are facing overwhelming challenges and are seeking ways to cope. This coping may be healthy, but it can also be harmful, especially when it comes to substance use. Take a look at RARC Director Dr. Danielle Dick’s article on Psychology Today, “5 Ways to Keep Alcohol Use in Check During Stressful Times,” for five ways to help you avoid falling into harmful patterns of alcohol use during these challenging times.