Here is a study done in New Zealand on passive drinking. Passive drinking is something like second hand smoke. It is concerned with how heavy drinkers effect those around them. It is a fairly loose study and it does not tell us much that we could not learn at an Al-Anon meeting but it might be interesting to some people. The observations on heavy drinking of a co-worker effecting another non-drinker did get a little far fetched. On the other hand, if you are a partner in a small law firm and your partner is a drunk it could be devastating to you both professionally and personally.
Anyway, here is the article synopsis.
Source: Mental Health Update: Is there such a thing as passive drinking?
Here is a link to the source material, however, there is a fee: