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Kim Wolff, Samantha Gross, Noorzurani Robson & Jane Marshall

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies Volume 2

Chapter 22: Alcohol-related Offences, Alcohol Use Disorders and the Workplace

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Alcohol-related Offences, Alcohol Use Disorders and the Workplace
Convictions for Alcohol-related Offences, Alcohol Use Disorders and the Workplace
Kim WolffSamantha GrossNoorzurani RobsonJane Marshall
Alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders

It is well known that disease burden is closely related to average volume of alcohol consumption and to units of exposure. This relationship is strongest in poor people and in those who are marginalised from society (Rehm et al, 2009). It has been estimated that the costs associated with alcohol use amount to more than 1% of the gross national product in high- and middle-income countries, with the costs of social harm constituting a major proportion in addition to health costs (Rehm et al, 2009).

In the workplace, alcohol misuse in England costs around £7.3 billion annually from lost ...

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