West Auckland liquor stores have now stopped selling spirits in stores as the demand was causing people to travel far and wide for their favourite tipple.
Was demand always that high or was it exaggerated by the lockdown situation?
And what about drugs? Is there a similar demand and impact on drug usage and the illegal drug network?
Joining The AM Show to discuss this was Associate Professor in Health at Massey University, Chris Wilkins.
Watch the video.