According to a new national survey sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers, drinking at holiday company parties may irreparably damage reputations and careers. The survey found that more than half of those surveyed have seen a colleague under the influence of alcohol exhibit inappropriate and dangerous behavior at work parties.
“We are living in stressful times and many people turn to alcohol at parties to reduce anxiety and escape their daily pressures,” said Harris Stratyner, Ph.D., an addiction psychologist and Regional Clinical Vice President of Caron Treatment Centers. “Unfortunately, many people struggle to manage the amount of alcohol they consume and put themselves into compromising situations that could permanently damage their reputation. In many cases, this behavior is a sign of a more serious problem, such as alcoholism, which requires immediate professional treatment.”