Tips for Oil Spill Disaster Response Workers: Possible Signs of Alcohol and Substance Abuse [open pdf - 301KB]
"Oil spill disaster response work in the Gulf Coast is both physically and emotionally challenging. Exposure to environmental damage and difficult working conditions may lead to increased stress among many oil spill disaster response workers. Some may use alcohol or other drugs to cope. If you or one of your co-workers is using alcohol or drugs to cope with increased stress, talk to someone about ways to reduce or stop use. Help from professionals is also available. The following warning signs are often associated with alcohol or drug abuse, and other physical or emotional problems. The lists below are not to be used as a substitute for a screening with a qualified healthcare provider."
Report Inventory No. SMA10-4605
United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov/