All work and no play can turn you into an alcoholic. That’s according to a new study published in The BMJ. Workers that try to reduce the stress of the workweek with alcohol are setting themselves up for health problems in both the near-term and long-term.
The quantitative study looked at 333,693 people across 61 studies in 14 countries. People that worked 48 hours or more a week were 13 percent more likely to engage in risky drinking than people clocking in for 35 to 40 hours a week.