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Teachers are amongst the most moderate drinkers

One of the things you hear from time to time is that teachers worry about talking about alcohol in case they are challenged about their own use of alcohol.

Certainly programmes like Teachers portray going to the pub as a central part of the characters social lives. But a story in the Guardian suggests that those in education are amongst the most abstemious professions:

People working in education, transport and travel are the country’s most moderate drinkers, consuming an average of 24 units a week, although that is above the recommended limit for women and around the maximum for men.

Teachers and drivers are most likely to monitor their alcohol intake, with about half keeping track of their units, compared with under a third (29%) working in the media and IT.

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