Long hours linked to risky drinking

People who work at least 48 hours each week are more likely to hit the bottle than those who put in a standard 35-40 hours, according to research published in The BMJ.

The analysis looked at over 300,000 people in Australia, Europe and North America, and concluded that longer working hours increase the likelihood of higher alcohol use  by 11%.

Defined as drinking more than 14 drinks per week for women and at least 21 for men, risky drinking is relatively common where long hours and