Aside from binge-watching our way through everything and anything on Netflix, there isn't really much else we can do while stuck at home.
Apart from one thing, that is: drink.
Yep, it seems many of us here in the States have turned to alcohol while we self-isolate and there's one week, in particular, that experts believe marks the peak. Keep scrolling for the shocking figures...
Ah, good old social distancing...It's an art that we are all trying to perfect and, boy, are we struggling.
These social distancing measures have been imposed to prevent the further spread of the virus.
via: GettyBecause, in case you haven't heard, we are currently in the midst of a global pandemic.
The virus has been spreading across the globe at an alarming rate...
via: GettyLeaving world leaders with little choice but to impose lockdowns upon their countries.
And, by socially distancing and isolating ourselves from others...
via: GettyWe can hopefully delay and prevent catching and spreading the potentially deadly virus.
Millions are currently self-isolating within their homes...
via: GettyThus leaving our streets, which once buzzed with life and energy, completely deserted.
And this could go on for quite some time.Over the weekend, President Trump announced that the federal guidelines on social distancing have been extended for at least another thirty days.
So, folks, we could be quarantined for quite some time.
via: GettyPeople are already losing their minds having been cooped up in the house for days on end, so this news has come to the dismay of many.
So, with this update...
via: GettyMany have been hastily looking for new ways to stay entertained.
Most of us have already ticked off most of the typical stay-at-home entertainment methods.
via: GettyDeep-cleaning the house, rearranging the furniture, watching all the Netflix... You name it, we've tried it.
And many have been getting imaginative with their time-killing techniques.
If you're feeling a bit down cause of self isolation just cut bread into a hand shape and when it pops up in the to… https://t.co/a9vjwjKcLS— joe heenan (@joe heenan)1585851766.0
But most have been going back to their roots.
#WhatIAmLearningInQuarantine That cats are crap at Monopoly! https://t.co/oMWBWdLbwQ— Si (@Si)1585377801.0
There's also been a much simpler way that people are dealing with self-isolation...Alcohol.
Yep, you guessed it...With the closure of bars, restaurants, and clubs, alcohol sales have well and truly surged in recent weeks.
And the figures are shocking.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough we have to admit, part of us isn't entirely surprised.