Alcoholism is a nation-wide problem because of the variability and severity of its associated phenomena. In Western European countries, according to the WHO, the use of alcohol is the direct or indirect cause of approximately 20% of hospital admissions of male adults of working age. In Italy, the number of lost working days due to sickness is four times greater in drinkers, as is the risk of serious accidents. In addition, alcohol accounts for 5% of disability payments. In the authors' experience, alcohol abuse is a widespread problem in the work setting, however its social and medical impact is still underestimated.
|Translated title of the contribution||Alcoholism at the work setting|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|