Date PostedAugust 13, 2019

The Alarming Impact of Second-Hand Drinking


We should never forget that second hand drinking can have harmful effects, rather than focussing solely on the impact of alcohol on the drinker themselves.

In addition to the drink drivers, mothers who drink during pregnancy resulting in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and people who start fights when they are drunk, there are other examples of second-hand drinking which are just as harmful.

One example, often ignored, is the verbal abuse and harassment which is a form of second-hand drinking harm and this is an example only now being explored by researchers.

A recent study in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, found that one in five Americans experience second-hand drinking damage each year, read why the figure may actually be higher in Australia here.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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