Chances are you know all about secondhand smoke. You may not have heard about the dangers of secondhand alcohol, however, yet you may already be a victim. Learn more about secondhand alcohol, and find out why your loved one’s drinking problem may be costing you more than you think.
Problems Associated with Secondhand Alcohol
Unlike secondhand smoke, which causes physical harm to nonsmokers who spend time in the company of those who are smoking, secondhand alcohol’s causes are emotional and psychological in nature. If you have ever argued with your spouse after they were drinking or found yourself picking up the slack when another is too hungover to fulfill their obligations — and felt resentful after — you are a victim of secondhand alcohol.
Other problems associated with secondhand alcohol include:
What You Can Do If You Are a Victim
Just because you don’t have a drinking problem doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem because of drinking. Individuals, and especially family members, bear a heavy burden when someone they love is addicted to alcohol. Even if your loved one refuses to admit the problem, you can get help for yourself — and stop being a victim of secondhand alcohol. Self-help support groups such as Al-Anon can provide you with the outlet you need to realize you’re not alone.
For more information about secondhand alcohol, addiction, and recovery — and to find treatment for your loved one — contact Clarity Way today.
Posted on November 19th, 2015 in Blog