Second Hand Harms in a Culture of Binge Drinking in the Post-secondary Context

Dr. Kara Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University
Dr. Amanda Hudson, Psychology and Neuroscience Department, Dalhousie University

The student surveys conducted by the Caring Campus Project assessed not only harms students experience as a result of their own drinking, but also harms experienced as a results of someone else’ drinking (e.g., harassment, assault, vandalism). The impacts of others’ drinking will be discussed, and some areas of focus for early intervention suggested.