NCADD Facts About Alcohol in the Workplace

  • • 6.6% of Americans employed in full-time jobs report heavy drinking, defined as drinking five or more drinks per occasion on five or more days in the past 30 days; 4.9% of part-timers and 10.4% of unemployed workers also report heavy drinking; the highest percentage of heavy drinkers (12 .2%) is found among unemployed adults ages 26 to 34.’
  • Up to 40% of industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism.’
  • 60% of alcohol-related work performance problems can be attributed to employees who are not alcohol dependent, but who occasionally drink too much on a work night or drink during a weekday lunch.’


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