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Long work week is pushing to alcoholism, the study

Long work week is pushing to alcoholism, the study

Long work week is pushing to alcoholism, the study

People working at least 50 hours a week, three times more likely to have problems associated with alcohol dependence, compared with those who did not work so much. Since the warning made by New Zealand scientists at the University of Otago, reports The Times of India, with reference to the journal Addiction.

The researchers used data from more than 1,000 people born in 1977 in Christchurch. The head of research Dr. Sherry Gibb, to research was to determine the relation between the number of hours and the presence of alcohol problems in young people.

Analysis of volunteers, when they turn 25 and 30 years, showed that such a connection. The longer a person worked, the worse he observed alcohol dependence and frequent consumption of alcoholic beverages. So, in a week 50 hours or more increased the risk in 1,8-3,3 times.

Also, this group of people and a half times more likely to have problems with alcohol compared to those who worked 30 to 49 hours a week. Moreover, the actual relationship was revealed for both men and women.