home
RSS
November 24th, 2008
03:24 PM ET

Managing holiday party behavior

By Jen Pifer
CNN Medical Senior Producer

I love the television show "The Office." In one of my favorite episodes, Dunder Mifflin has its annual holiday party. The party ends up being a dud, so the boss, Michael Scott, brings in booze. Pam Beesly, the receptionist, is skeptical. "You realize that we can't serve liquor at the party?" she says. Michael replies, "Yeah, I know. Dammit. Stupid corporate wet blankets. Like booze ever killed anybody."

The party gets crazy. People get drunk. People make out. The episode ends with Meredith, one of the employees, walking into Michael's office with no shirt.

Chances are you will attend a holiday party in the next few weeks. And according to a recent survey, many of these parties get out of control. Caron Treatment Centers works with people who have drug or alcohol problems. It recently conducted a survey that found 64 percent of people who attend holiday work parties witness alcohol-induced “bad behaviors” such as flirting with co-workers, starting fights and drunken driving. And with all the bad news recently, experts say overimbibing may only get worse. "When alcohol prompts bad behavior at holiday celebrations, that can indicate something more serious is lurking," says Harris Stratyner, regional vice president of Caron Treatment Centers. "The state of the world today only increases vulnerability to holiday alcohol abuse and longer-term problems."

So what can you do to deal with holiday party peer pressure? Experts say if you do choose to drink, make sure you do it on a full stomach and that you alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones. Also, it's smart to have a designated driver, even if you plan to just have a couple of drinks.

I want to know what you think: do you think holiday parties encourage people to over-indulge? Do you have a strategy when it comes to holiday parties? Have you ever witnessed bad behavior at an office party?

Editor's Note: Medical news is a popular but sensitive subject rooted in science. We receive many comments on this blog each day; not all are posted. Our hope is that much will be learned from the sharing of useful information and personal experiences based on the medical and health topics of the blog. We encourage you to focus your comments on those medical and health topics and we appreciate your input. Thank you for your participation.


« Previous entry
soundoff (587 Responses)
  1. hardware near me

    I like reading through a post that can make men and women think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    http://yellowpages.mtshastanews.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.reviewnearme.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 13:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. flowers near me

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks, However I am having difficulties with your RSS. I donít understand the reason why I can't subscribe to it. Is there anybody having similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    http://www.spywarefri.dk/?URL=http://bestshopnearme.com/vw0y2E

    June 13, 2021 at 16:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. smoke shops near me

    I'm excited to find this page. I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to look at new information in your blog.

    http://www.fusionmedicine.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.mobi

    June 13, 2021 at 23:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. truck stop near me

    Hello! I just wish to give you a huge thumbs up for your great info you've got right here on this post. I am returning to your website for more soon.

    http://profil.uniag.sk/pracoviste/predmety.pl?id=56;zpet=http://www.rtrents.com;lang=en

    June 14, 2021 at 01:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. golf course near me

    http://easyfeed.info/easyfeed/feed2js.php?src=https://bulknearme.com

    June 14, 2021 at 12:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me

    https://www.urm.org/n/november-splash/?redirect_to=https://ocrvcenter.com/freightliner-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 15, 2021 at 00:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RV Repair Santa Ana

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Kudos!

    https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/disclaimer.jsp?ciURL=https://www.mhbfl.com/4-3l-marine-262/comment-page-34

    June 15, 2021 at 07:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. RV Repair Orange County

    https://www.infotiger.com/addurl.html?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-south-el-monte-california/

    June 15, 2021 at 11:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RV Repair California

    I blog often and I genuinely thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

    http://www.sss.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/emergency-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 16:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Camper Repair Shop Near Me

    http://yellowpages.sooeveningnews.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-toluca-lake-california/

    June 15, 2021 at 17:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. RV Repair Shops Near Me

    I couldnít resist commenting. Well written!

    http://www.ww17.wayfaring.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-upholstery-repair-near-me/

    June 16, 2021 at 00:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. RV Repair Orange County California

    http://cs.odu.edu/~mln/teaching/cs751-s11/?method=display&redirect=http://nigerianmedicals.com/lassa-fever-nigerian-govt-to-receive-vaccine-to-address-outbreak/

    June 16, 2021 at 00:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. RV Repair Near My Location

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying these details.

    http://www.crl.ucsd.edu/cgi-bin/ax.cgi?http://www.crazy4smiths.com/aussie-hair-care-1-00-smiths/

    June 16, 2021 at 01:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. RV Repair Places Near Me

    http://dmca.com/Protection/Status.aspx?ID=edc817fd-d796-4c84-abb8-d1cb5b2e3719&refurl=http://www.handtucher.net/blogs/business/blogs/blog_hosting/recreation_and_sports/aviation/

    June 16, 2021 at 03:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Camper Repair Near Me

    I'm excited to uncover this page. I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and i also have you book marked to look at new information on your website.

    http://www.fcviktoria.cz/media_show.asp?id=2924&id_clanek=2467&media=0&type=1&url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-bed-repair-near-me/

    June 16, 2021 at 07:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. wingstop near me

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It's the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

    http://wangzhifu.com/t/?https://www.ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. canes near me

    http://publishing.brookes.ac.uk/?URL=www.ocrvcenter.comholostyak-stb-2021

    June 16, 2021 at 19:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. auto shop near me

    http://bigpinkcookie.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 20:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. RV Repair Near Me

    Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the issues. It was really informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    https://www.it.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/toy-hauler-repair-near-me/

    June 16, 2021 at 23:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Camper Repair Near Me

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Many thanks, However I am having difficulties with your RSS. I donít know why I can't subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having identical RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

    https://whois.zunmi.com/?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-chatsworth-california.com

    June 17, 2021 at 03:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Nearby RV Repair

    Hello! I simply wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for your great info you've got here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.

    http://www.lnfcu.com/helpers/choice.asp?h=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-upgrades-near-me-2/

    June 17, 2021 at 04:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me

    Iím impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog thatís equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is something not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.

    http://cassinausa.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-canoga-park-california/

    June 17, 2021 at 08:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. walk in clinic near me

    http://response-o-matic.com/thank_you.php?u=http://www.ocrvcenter.com

    June 17, 2021 at 08:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. RV Repairs Near Me

    https://www.paeria.cat/ang/ajuntament/noticies.asp?Detall=True&IdNoticia=21087&Dia=-1&Mes=-1&Any=2014&IdDepartament=-1&Consulta=False&PaginaAnterior=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-rancho-palos-verdes-california

    June 17, 2021 at 10:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Nearest RV Repair

    http://catalog-display.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-cathedral-city-california

    June 17, 2021 at 12:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. kohl's near me

    Iím amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog thatís both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I came across this during my search for something concerning this.

    https://www.eromoe.com/search/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=198&url=https://www.bestshopnearme.com/

    June 17, 2021 at 14:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. chiropractors near me

    http://www.buypcb.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=quotenearme.com

    June 17, 2021 at 15:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. restaurants that deliver near me

    http://www.downsrugby.com.au/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://www.bulknearme.com/

    June 17, 2021 at 16:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. halloween stores near me

    http://www.controlshift.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestshopnearme.com

    June 17, 2021 at 18:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. longhorn near me

    http://www.faseb.org/pdfviewer?loadthis=http://nearmyspot.com/

    June 17, 2021 at 19:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. zoo near me

    I was able to find good advice from your content.

    http://p-system.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestservicenearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 03:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. mini golf near me

    http://www.compliancebestpractices.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=masternearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 03:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. chevron near me

    http://salefares.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=quotenearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 08:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. canes near me

    There is certainly a great deal to learn about this topic. I love all the points you've made.

    http://www.scriptcare.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestlocalnearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 09:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RV Repair Shops Nearby

    http://eportal.uspaacc.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrv.life/rv-repair-shop-desert-hot-springs-california

    June 18, 2021 at 13:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. RV Repair Near My Location

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the website is really good.

    http://boosterblog.com/vote-864130-668401.html?adresse=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-twentynine-palms-california&

    June 18, 2021 at 14:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. RV Repair Shops Near Me Now

    https://bitly.com/a/warning?hash=3nUs1YL&url=http://www.ocrvandtrucks.com/motorhome-cabinet-repair-near-me/

    June 18, 2021 at 15:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. RV Repair San Clemente California

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read articles from other writers and use something from their web sites.

    https://t10.org/cgi-bin/s_t10r.cgi?First=1&PrevURL=www.ocrvcenter.com/national-general-rv-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 18, 2021 at 16:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Nearest RV Repair

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and also the rest of the website is very good.

    http://www.secure.duoservers.com/?lang=en&s_id=123179&rdomain=www.ocrv.biz/motorhome-repair-near-me&action=order&popup=1

    June 18, 2021 at 17:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. verizon wireless near me

    Everyone loves it when people come together and share ideas. Great website, continue the good work!

    http://www.luerzersarchive.com/goto/url/quotenearme.com

    June 18, 2021 at 17:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. RV Repairs Nearby

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about such subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

    https://www.export.org.au/Redirect.aspx?destination=http://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-repair-near-me-2

    June 18, 2021 at 20:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. RV Repair Orange County

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article plus the rest of the site is very good.

    http://ww5.libdd.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-garden-grove-california/

    June 18, 2021 at 21:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. RV Repair Fountain Valley

    http://archives.midweek.com/?URL=http://ocrv.club/class-8-truck-collision-repair-paint-shop-near-me-orange-county/

    June 18, 2021 at 21:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. RV Repairs Nearby

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return once again since I bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

    http://www.de.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=ocrv.mobi/motorhome-bed-repair-near-me

    June 19, 2021 at 02:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. RV Repair Nearby

    http://anonym.to/?https://iir.ai/PI0V

    June 19, 2021 at 04:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. RV Repair Shops Near My Location

    I truly love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself? Please reply back as Iím wanting to create my own personal site and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Thank you!

    http://ams.ceu.edu/optimal/optimal.php?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-culver-city-california/&refresh=1

    June 19, 2021 at 07:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. bowling alley near me

    http://www.harborgreenplace.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=reviewnearme.com

    June 19, 2021 at 08:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Nearest RV Repair

    http://pantybucks.com/galleries/hpf/64/clair/index.php?link=http://www.ocrvandtrucks.com/durastar-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 19, 2021 at 12:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. drive in theater near me

    http://donovanz36e4.mybloglicious.com/24453919/wholesale-business-can-be-fun-for-anyone

    June 19, 2021 at 13:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. RV Repair Huntington Beach

    https://brivium.com/proxy.php?link=http://ocrv.rocks/rv-repair-shop-victorville-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 13:45 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Leave a Reply to golf course near me


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

« Previous entry
Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.