Research Output
Alcohol problems in employment: epidemiology and responses. Invited Review.
  A review is presented of evidence related to the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems
in employment and of policies to prevent or curb such problems. It is concluded that, although alcohol
use is associated with accidents, absenteeism and inefficiency, epidemiological data from most countries
are scarce. Available evidence is so limited that estimates of the extent or cost of alcohol-related
problems in the workplace are of dubious value. National responses to alcohol problems in employment
have been variable. A significant proportion of relevant published evidence relates to the U.S.A. It
appears that even there very few workplace initiatives have been subjected to rigorous assessment.
Limited evidence suggests that Employee Assistance Programmes for problem drinkers have reduced
subsequent health-care costs.

  • Type:


  • Date:

    30 November 1993

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Oxford University Press

  • ISSN:


  • Library of Congress:

    HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services


Gill, J. S. (1993). Alcohol problems in employment: epidemiology and responses. Invited Review. Alcohol and alcoholism : international journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism. 29, 233-248. ISSN 0735-0414



Alcohol related problems; employment; accidents; absenteeism; inefficiency;

Monthly Views:

Available Documents