Alcoholism Harms Many Americans Who Don’t Have A Drinking Problem

People who drink alcohol don’t only put themselves at risk, they’re also endangering family and friends.

A new study finds the effects of “secondhand” alcohol harms are widespread, with nearly 1 in 5 Americans — 53 million people — reporting having been harmed by someone else’s drinking during the past year.

Those harms include threats or harassment, damaged property, vandalism, physical aggression, financial problems, relationship issues and issues related to driving.

“Heavy drinkers should be aware of how they might be impacting the lives of people around them,” said