The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued a report and an advisory that all sensible men and women would do well to take heed of. This panel reviewed a large body of research on drinking patterns among adult men and women.
Is making alcohol available at the workplace justified by arguments such as long work hours, the blending of work and home life, or the expectation that employees will act responsibly? I would argue that it is not.
For the prospective alcoholic that is reading this, be your own judge. You know yourself better than anyone. Even if you're not ready to encompass a sober lifestyle, take the first step.