Enjoy your company holiday party, pretty soon we might not get them anymore

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Source  Employees are gearing up for their annual holiday parties filled with music, drinks and dancing.

This year less than half of US firms will offer an open bar – down 13 percent from last year – and most are doing away with the mistletoe, according to a new poll.

It is part of a general drive towards offices cutting back on alcohol to prevent binge drinking and messy behavior. …

Researchers from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine study discovered specific neurons in the brain that are meant to tell us to stop drinking.

But those dopamine D2 neurons become deactivated when too much alcohol is consumed.

The deactivation means we drink more, igniting a perpetuating cycle.

This can lead to lewd and regretful behavior, especially around coworkers.

So this year, 51 percent of companies are taking strides to not enable their employees’ drinking habits by refusing to serve alcohol at their parties, according to a survey by consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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