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Alcohol’s Harm to Others

A report for the Institute of Alcohol Studies produced by the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Alcohol consumption can have a range of negative impacts on people other than the drinker, for example physical violence, road traffic accidents, relationship problems, financial difficulties, feeling scared in public places, or reporting negative impacts on children due to another person’s drinking. Known as alcohol’s harm to others, there is an increasing level of awareness of and research into the role of alcohol in negative health and social outcomes for the family, friends, co-workers, strangers and wider society. To date there has been relatively little research on alcohol’s harm to others in the UK and this research is a first step in filling this evidence gap.