Alcoholism: A Social Deadly Disease of the Society
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 312-318
Received: Jun. 16, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 19, 2014; Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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Johnson Adetunji Olanipekun, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
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Alcoholism as a lightning has become a major deadly social disease of the society. Many lives and properties have been lost and many have been permanently deformed as a result of heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks. This paper therefore, examined the concept, patterns, types of and psycho-social reasons for alcoholism. The paper also investigated the dimensional problems or consequences associated with alcoholism as a deadly disease. It discussed the treatment of alcohol drinking problems and the role of health educators as regards alcoholism. Towards its reduction in the society, it is therefore, recommended that mass education on alcoholism should be encouraged, health education should be made a compulsory subject for all students in all educational institutions, and there should be a formation of Alcoholics Anonymous group for the peers or young in the society.
Alcohol, Alcoholism, Binge Drink, Alcoholics, Health Educators, Alcoholic Beverages
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Johnson Adetunji Olanipekun, Alcoholism: A Social Deadly Disease of the Society, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 312-318. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20140205.20
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