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Holiday Stress, Parties and Hangovers: Drinking Responsibly This Holiday Season

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They might think that drinking alcohol will relieve any tension, stress and anxiety about the situation.

People who do decide to overindulge in alcohol can suffer side effects of hangovers like low energy level, concentration and attention problems and changes in mood.

Garcia-Arcement said that overdrinking one time and suffering the consequences at work might not be a dealbreaker for employers. However, if it’s on a consistent basis, this could be a sign of serious mental health issues and you could lose your credibility at work (or your job).

Sources:
Caron Treatment Centers. Hungover at Work During the Holiday Season? Web. Dec. 3, 2012.
http://www.caron.org/hungover-at-work-during-the-holiday-season.html

Stratyner, Harris. Email interview. Dec. 3, 2012.

Moscoe, Rosalie. Email interview. Dec. 3, 2012.

Garcia-Arcement, Nerina. Email interview. Dec. 3, 2012.

Reviewed December 4, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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