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15 per cent of American employees under the effects of alcohol at work
||Last Updated: 03/01/2006

At least seven per cent of the total workforce in America consumes alcohol daily in the office, while an additional nine per cent come to the office with a hangover, a recent survey found.

The survey, by the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo, polled 2,805 workers about their drinking habits in the workplace during the preceding year.

Fifteen per cent of the respondents admitted to either drinking before or during work. Lunchtime was the number one occasion to throw back a drink.