IQ: 8 out of 10 have been adversely affected by the drinking of others

Passive drinking affects many negatively. In a new Sifo survey commissioned by IQ, almost 8 out of 10 (79 percent) report that other people’s alcohol consumption affected them negatively. 4 out of 10 respond that their own alcohol consumption affected negatively people in their environment.

It is common for people’s habits to adversely affect other people, ranging from violence and abuse to feeling insecure or afraid.

“More need to reflect on how their drinking affects people in their environment. I am convinced that increasing self-awareness about how their own alcohol consumption affects others leads to a decrease in many of the negative effects of passive drinking,” said Anna Kervall, CEO of IQ.

– 4 out of 10 (42 percent) have been adversely affected by their partner’s alcohol consumption; among men, the figure was 26 percent and the corresponding figure for women was 56 percent.

– 35 percent have been adversely affected by a parent’s alcohol consumption.

– Just over 2 out of 3 (67 percent) have been adversely affected by their friends’ alcohol consumption.

“Thinking about who I become when I drink and how it affects others is really important. One way to find out is to ask people in your surroundings how I perceive drinking alcohol and if there is something I need to change,” said Anna Kervall, CEO of IQ.

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IQ also started a new awareness campaign “Who gets affected when you drink”. Learn more from HERE.