Is it really true that the medical professions drink more alcohol than other professionals?

There's a well known reputation that doctors drink a lot. Is there any evidence to back this up or is it all circumstantial?

Authored By Dr Witt on Friday 19th October 2012

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Anne Parfitt-Rogers
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Posted about 7 years ago

The reputation is in fact false - most studies suggest that prevalence of alcohol addiction among medical and other professions (such as pharmacy and law) is fairly similar(1). Male doctors tend to drink more than women, and older doctors were more lik

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Vernon Louw
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Do you have any data to support this. Would appreciate a reference as this is a quite common perception.

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Vernon Louw

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