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October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3)

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Alcohol on the brain, Part 1

Part 1: Understanding alcohol misuse and its implications for occupational health

Summary:

In the first of a two-part feature on alcohol misuse at work, Colin Payton describes the spectrum of alcohol use – from social drinking to dependency – and the tools available to OH practitioners to help them identify and diagnose alcohol misuse in workers.

ALCOHOL misuse in the UK has increased substantially in recent years. Twenty-four per cent of the adult population of England now drink alcohol …

Colin Payton is a consultant occupational physician at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and a freelance writer.

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3) pp18-21

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