“Since the pandemic began, members of the group have experienced job losses, wildfires, weekslong power outages from tropical storms, political unrest, elderly parents with Covid-19, a news cycle on turbo and unending days filled with educating, feeding and caring for their children while also trying to fit in eight or more hours of work.” In other words, “the increase of substance use among parents is ‘just kind of understandable.'” Jessica Grose in the NYT: Mother’s Little Helper Is Back, and Daddy’s Partaking Too. (Shit, this is how I dealt with parenting during normal times…)