A group of scientists from the University of Otago in New Zealand concluded during the study that workaholics, in contrast to the unemployed, often become alcoholics. With the help of alcoholic beverages, people relieve stress after a hard day at work.
According to experts, those people who work more than 50 hours a week are 3.3 times more likely to become addicted to alcohol than those who do not work at all, in particular housewives. If people work 30-40 hours a week, then the risk of becoming alcohol dependent is 1.5 times higher than the rest. The lowest likelihood of developing alcohol dependence is among housewives or the unemployed.
As scientists note, gender plays a role in the transformation of a workaholic into an alcoholic. Both male workaholics and female workaholics are at risk of becoming alcohol dependent . Scientists also emphasized that in this case, alcoholism is considered to be the daily consumption of alcoholic beverages, including prolonged binges.