Thursday, September 4, 2014
Drug and Alcohol Training: Occupations and Individuals that are Most Vulnerable to Alcoholism
Alcohol research demonstrates most people believe alcoholism to be a disease, however, this belief does not contribute easily to self-diagnosis because of denial. Most people attempt to define alcoholism by behaviors such as how much one drinks, when they drink or what they drink. In alcohol and drug training programs, supervisors will learn that some occupations are characterized by more frequent opportunity to use alcohol socially or without observation. This is why higher rates of alcoholism can be expected in workforces that are predominantly male, or positions such as traveling sale forces and the opportunity to tax one’s susceptibility increases risk and the speed of onset.