Hospitality Employees More Prone to Alcohol Abuse

on 08/11/10 at 11:25 pm

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Research has revealed that hospitality employees like to imbibe regularly and a bit too often. A study released by George Washington University Medical Center found that 15 percent of hospitality industry employees have alcohol problems—more than those working in other industries. While most employees in the survey were not dependent on alcohol, their alcohol use could potentially result in short-term safety problems and long-term health consequences.
A number of reasons were cited for hospitality industry workers propensity to indulge. One primary factor is alcohol’s easy availability in hospitality settings. Another reason is the hospitality industry’s workplace culture, which, especially in bars and nightclubs, is the lighthearted attitude toward alcohol as a “party” beverage.
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