18 Professions With the Highest Alcoholism Rates in US

Alcoholism has high rates in general among population, and in America that is especially the case. The researches have shown that alcoholism rate in Americas is around 40% higher than the global average. In US only during the last several years alcoholism rate has grown from 4.6 to 13% among women and form 17.9 to 29.4% among men, an women showing tendency to rise these figures even more.

People become alcoholics for many reasons. One of the most common ones is coping with too much stress. Stressful situations are part of everyday life of course, but some things impact on it more than others. Such is the job, and therefore some professions have higher percentage of alcoholics than others. What cause stress on the job are many factors: deadlines, objective dangers (in jobs that involve weapons or excavations or mining for example), responsibilities, bad working environment which includes bad relations with co-workers, irregular schedules and many more. Of course, not all of these things will impact on everybody the same, and not everyone has the same capability of coping with stress, since:

…it is not easy to answer the question of what profession drinks the most alcohol, on one hand simply because we are talking about people here, and everybody is different in sense of capability to cope with stresses and other job problems. Generally, individual factors are decisive if somebody is going to be come alcoholic such as level of education, level of social skills, enduring in stressful situations, coping with deadlines, responsibilities, and other working environment pressures. So, overall, the more stressful the job, the more likely for that profession to have greater percentage of alcoholics.

Anyway, there still are those professions which tend to have more alcoholics. And if you are interested to find out which those are concerning USA, you can check out the article published by Insider Monkey on that matter – 18 Professions With the Highest Alcoholism Rates in US.

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