The month of April is designated nationally as Alcohol Awareness month. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus put a hiccup in some of the activities of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Medical Group’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) program. This made me start to think about some of the unique stressors this pandemic has placed on each of us and how stressors like this can exacerbate some existing issues some of us may have already been going through. Many times alcohol can be the closest “friend” some people have and they turn to it in a myriad of situations. It is the constant in their lives when they are excited, happy, sad, lonely, bored, nervous or uncertain. The emotional ups and downs over the last month may be a mixture of many of these emotions, simultaneously for some, making it a time in which they have sought out refuge with alcohol.