Itinerant and seasonal workers of Alaska are known to binge. It's in their nature. For Slopers, 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off is typical. 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off if you're really looking to get monied up. And when they return to civilization, the money flows like crude down the pipeline.
You don't have to work on the North Slope to be Slope Rich though. It's a mentality that comes with the territory.