Co-workers and family members count on them to live up to their obligations.

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kyoungmin

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I came across the phrase of "Co-workers and family members count on them to live up to their obligations." when reading an article. Here is context :

“When people ask me why college students drink,” says Hanson, the sociologist, “I say, ‘Why not?’” People in the “real world” have too little time and too many responsibilities to drink heavily night after night. They have to get up early five days a week, work all day, then go home to their families. Co-workers and family members count on them to live up to their obligations.

How can I understand the highlighted last sentence?
Can anybody there kindly give me some explanation?
 
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