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Second Hand Effects of Alcohol

 

What are the second-hand effects of alcohol?

Second hand effects of alcohol result from someone else’s drinking and its impact on another individual and the community. Excessive drinking can sometimes result in injury and damage.

Following are some second-hand effects of heavy alcohol use:

  • Alcohol-related crime and violence
  • Financial, work and school problems
  • Unsafe sexual behaviour
  • Emotional and physical harms
  • Costs to hospitals, policing, social services
To learn more visit:

Alcohol and Pregnancy


 

Driving while impaired by alcohol is illegal and increases your risk of being in a crash.

Alcohol impairs your judgement, coordination, and slows your reaction time.

Avoid being a passenger with an impaired driver.

Impairment can make activities such as driving, bicycling, skiing, and snowboarding dangerous.

Plan ahead if you are going to drink.  Arrange for a way home.

If you suspect someone is impaired and driving, you can call 911.

To learn more about Ontario's driving laws, visit:

Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Impaired Driving

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