Factors influencing youth to alcoholism in Ishaka Division Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence among the youth has become a global burden hindering development, imparting high expenditures on treatment and counseling the victims of alcoholism as well as the accelerated domestic violence and its effects. Uganda in general and Bushenyi Ishaka in particular alcohol constitutes an important role for road traffic accidents and other related crimes. To assess the factors influencing the youth to alcoholism, descriptive cross sectional study design quantitative in nature was carried out. Using convenience sampling a total of 96 respondents were recruited into the study and all of the 96 questionnaires were returned completely filled. Majority (71%) strongly agreed that social deprivation was a leading cause of alcoholism among the youth. Other identified risks included personal characteristics (73%), mental problems (63%) and peer influence and exposure being supported by 67.7% to be a contributor to alcoholism among youth. It is recommended that controlling advertisements through the media, hiking prices for alcoholic drinks and putting laws governing alcohol consumption among the youth would reduce the trend
A research report submitted to Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the requirements for the award of a Diploma in Nursing Sciences
Alcoholism, Youth, Ishaka Division, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality