London - Work stress is now the biggest factor in driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, according to mental health experts.
More than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful aspect of their lives – more so than money or health worries.
Six in ten (57 percent) of these hit the bottle after work – with one in seven (14 percent) even drinking during the day, a survey for mental health charity Mind found.
The organisation also reported that workplace stress caused to seven percent having suicidal thoughts, rising to a worrying 10 percent of those aged 18 to 24.
Companies themselves are also affected, said Mind, as 19 percent of workers have thrown a sickie because they could not face going in to work that day.