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Hospitality tops list of industries with highest rates of alcohol problems
Date:3/24/2008

WASHINGTON, March 25 A new analysis of government data finds that 15 percent of employees in the hospitality industry suffer from serious alcohol-related problems. Excessive alcohol use costs U.S. employers billions in lost productivity and additional health care costs every year. According to a new report by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems at The George Washington University Medical Center, Workplace Screening & Brief Intervention: What Employers Can and Should Do About Excessive Alcohol Use, alcohol-related problems are disproportionately represented in American business, with employees in the hospitality, construction and wholesale industries significantly more likely to be dependent on or abuse alcohol. The report is available at http://www.ensuringsolutions.org.

Alcohol problems affect all employers, with an average of nine percent of U.S. workers drinking in ways that contribute to absenteeism, higher health care costs and lost productivity. But, Ensuring Solutions researchers found that men working in the hospitality and construction are approximately 50 percent more likely to have an alcohol-related problem than women in the same industry. In wholesale trade, men are almost three times more likely to have an alcohol problem than women. In addition, more than 18 percent of young workers between the ages of 18 and 25 have an alcohol-related problem, compared to just seven percent of workers 26 and older. (See data table below)

Most employees represented in these numbers are not dependent on alcohol, said Eric Goplerud, PhD, director of Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems and lead researcher. But they do use alcohol in ways that lead to short-term safety problems and long-term health consequences.

To develop a better understanding of the impact of alcohol problems in the workplace, Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, an initiative sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Contact: Susan Laine
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George Washington University Medical Center
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