Traveling for business can take an emotional toll on employees.

People who take work trips two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression, and are more likely to smoke, and have difficulty sleeping, compared to those who travel one to six nights a month, according to a new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York.

In addition to declining mental health, the researchers found those who drink alcohol while away on business could be more likely to develop addictive tendencies and dependency than those who don’t travel as much. The study — which examined the health records of 18,328 employees who took a health assessment through their workplace corporate wellness program — also found mental health and behavior are negatively affected the more days a person is away from home.   Reas More: