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The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual while sheltering in place

March 31, 2020

You aren't the only one who's been drinking more, according to data from BACtrack, a San Francisco company that produces smartphone-connected breathalyzer devices. The idea for the study came from people's anecdotal impressions that drinking was up, said BACtrack CEO Keith Nothacker. "We said, let's go check the data. Sure enough, drinking had exploded post-shelter-in-place."