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Mental Health Update: Is there such a thing as passive drinking?

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:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03361.x/abstract;jsessionid=2129B95E0B0E71E998D08407D00BB04A.f03t02