Do you know what the term Secondhand Drinking means? I didn’t until I read the work of Lisa Fredericksen and met her to discuss this important concept. Lisa will be my guest on About Health, on KPFA—94.1 FM, on May 25th from 2-3PM. We will also be joined by Carol Fowler, MFT, to discuss what happens to the people who live or work with a person who misuses alcohol.
“Secondhand drinking is a term to describe the impacts another person experiences as a result of trying to cope with a person’s drinking behaviors. These are the behaviors a person engages in as a result of drinking alcohol in quantities that exceed what the body and brain can handle. These behaviors include the insane, circular arguments; verbal/physical or emotional abuse; physical assault; unwanted sex; the behaviors that occur in a blackout; the accident caused when driving while impaired.”—Lisa Fredericksen
Learn more about the health consequences of secondhand drinking at: