Drinking on the job common practice

ALMOST one in 10 Australian workers admit they usually drink alcohol at their job, while fewer than one in 100 say they usually use drugs at their workplace.

Researchers used data from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), which polled over 23,000 Australian residents aged 12 and over on their use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

They found alcohol use was “widespread” in the workplace and most likely to occur higher up the management chain, while tradespeople and unskilled workers were more likely to use drugs at work.

“Nearly one in 10 (8.7%) reported usually