Magazine

From the October 2019 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

Study: how alcohol harms others
One in five U.S. adults—an estimated 53 million people—experience harm because of someone else’s drinking, according to new research, representing “a significant public health issue.” Similar to how policymakers have addressed the effects of secondhand smoke, society needs to combat the secondhand effects of drinking, the authors state.

According to the study, some 21 percent of women and 23 percent of men experienced harm because of someone else’s drinking in the previous 12 months. These harms could be threats or harassment, ruined property or vandalism, physical aggression, harms related to driving, or financial or family problems

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