What is Passive drinking?

Since child hood, I have always known that there is passive smoking, where someone involuntarily inhales tobacco smoke from an active smoker in the vicinity. Which I’ve always heard can be more dangerous to the passive smoker than the actual smoker (I’m not sure about this, I hope someone can shed some light) but the actual question is, What is passive drinking, does it even make sense? I am asking because I heard an official mention on TV that passive drinking as devoured several lives and rendered others victims of the act.

I couldn’t find much information about it. I’d appreciate some insights on this. Thank you all!

Regular User Asked on December 3, 2018 in Alcohol.
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I’m curious about this too, Fred. I’ve never heard of the term, but I think it may be related to the effects alcoholism has over the people around an alcoholic. If someone knows more about this, please share. Thanks.

Regular User Answered on December 6, 2018.
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Gerald, I think you are right. This is a definition from WikiPedia:

“Passive drinking, like passive smoking, refers to the damage done to others as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages. These include the unborn fetus and children of parents who drink excessively, drunk drivers, accidents, domestic violence and alcohol-related sexual assaults.”

It’s not exactly related to the physical effects of drinking like it is with smoking, but indirectly, the damage this may result into for people you care about, for the friends and family, and also for the neighborhood. I mean look at motor accidents we’ve had in the previous decade due to drunk drivers: according to CDC In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. … That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults. Same goes for other substance consumption that may come in as a result of impaired judgement when someone drinks too much, and all the chaos that results is passive drinking for those affected. Hmm, new term, but I think it makes sense.

Regular User Answered on December 6, 2018.
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Great explanation. First time to hear the term too, but we need a different name for it… LOL 🙂  On the other hand, its a very serious case, non-drinkers are more affected than the drinkers themselves. Absurd!

Regular User Answered on December 8, 2018.
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