Alcohol Abuse

Drinking on the weekends isn’t something horrible for any of us who are at the appropriate age, which is 21 and above. Many people drink for an amount of reasons and sometimes they can’t stop because drinking alcohol is like a medicine to him/her. We will be finding out what the psychological factors are, the effects in the workplace, how employee assistance programs can help employees in controlling the habit of alcoholism, and what the relationship is between mental health and alcoholism. Many start drinking at a young age and can’t resist it because it makes them feel better.
There are many different psychological factors that influence whether individuals start to drink alcohol. The first one would be genetics and family. Alcohol is linked to genetics because “different ethnic groups have a gene mutation that gives them severe side effects like, headaches, nausea, and dizziness when they drink a lot and for those whom don’t have the gene mutation are more likely to develop alcoholism” (Why people start drinking, 2014). Alcoholism runs in families because of genetics and the negativity that is being passed around from parent to child. The second factor would be depression and stress. When people are depressed, they drink and feel guilty for drinking too much as well. They drink to help clear their mind, but doesn’t really help because it leads into more problems. The third factor is friends and peer pressure because many start drinking through their friends. They must have started in high school, so they would want other friends to follow their steps as well. You drink with friends to have fun socializing and to not worry as much with work or any other issue. The fourth factor is self-medicating where many use alcohol to make their own lives better, but the alcohol in your system will make issues and maybe cause new issues (Why people start drinking, 2014).
There are several risk factors due to the impact of alcohol misuse in the workplace. Some risk factors...