The dangers of second-hand booze: 1 in 5 Americans have been hurt by another person’s drinking, study finds

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A fifth of US adults have been abused or hurt by someone drinking alcohol, according to a new report.

The study, published today, found 53 million people said they had been harmed at least once by someone under the influence of alcohol in 2015.

Some suffered physical abuse, some emotional, some financial, and some had their belongings trashed.

While men were more likely harmed by a stranger, women were much more likely to be hurt by a loved-one, they found.

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