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Great Recession Saw Less Drinking on the Job, More After Work

While it’s widely known that being laid off from a job can lead some people to drink more alcohol, a new study shows that during the so-called Great Recession in the U.S. from 2007 to 2009, even those who kept their jobs drank more. Writing in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, researchers from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions found that, based on two surveys of more than 5,000 people with jobs, drinking while at work dropped off, but drinking during...

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