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

study co-author Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, a senior scientist with the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in Emeryville, Calif.

If people know more about the secondhand harms from alcohol, that knowledge “may change the norms about what’s considered acceptable,” she said. And that may affect public policies, such as proposals to allow bars to stay open later or to lower taxes on alcohol.

The study findings were published July 1 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Sven Andreasson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden noted that “alcohol generates health problems on a massive scale.”

He pointed out that more than 5% of