Secondhand drinking, secondhand drugging – they’re as real as secondhand smoke. They are what happens to those who are on the receiving end of a person’s drinking or drug abuse behaviors.
Secondhand Drinking | Secondhand Drugging (SHD)
SHD is what happens to the person who must cope with the arguments, the verbal/physical or emotional abuse, the physical assault, the sexual assault, the behaviors that occur in a blackout, the accident caused when driving while impaired. They are the impacts another person experiences as a result of trying to cope with a person’s drinking / drugging behaviors, which are the behaviors a person engages in as a result of drinking or using a drug in quantities that exceed that which the body and brain can handle.
I have had a great deal of interest, lately, about the concept of secondhand drinking, secondhand drugging (SHD), so I thought it might be helpful to pull together some previous blog post links on this subject. The term is meant to cause impressions similar to those people have when they hear “secondhand smoke,” a term that immediately brings to mind the impacts of a person’s smoking on others.
- Secondhand Drinking | Drugging – Understand | Treat | Prevent – Break the Cycles
- The Health Consequences of Secondhand Drinking | Drugging (SHD)
- Understanding the Secondhand Drinking | Drugging – Codependency Connection
- Protecting Yourself From Secondhand Drinking
Two other blog posts you may find helpful when trying to better understand and prevent SHDD are included below:
- An Unsent Letter to Dad: the Impact of Secondhand Drinking on Children
- Unfortunately Love is in the Brain, Not the Heart