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Community & Individual Factors

Employee alcohol use and patterns of drinking in/or related to the workplace are influenced by community and individual factors including:

  • age, gender, physical and mental health;
  • mental and emotional state including motivation for drinking e.g. stress relating to life, social, economic, personal circumstances;
  • cultural and/or religious norms and beliefs;
  • pre-existing attitudes, beliefs and behaviours regarding alcohol use;
  • values, behaviours and expectations of family members; and
  • social and cultural norms of the wider community e.g if you live in a community where harmful alcohol consumption is the norm, there may be higher workplace risks when compared to communities with low-risk alcohol consumption.