THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHANOL DEPENDENCE: RESULTS OF A STUDENT SURVEY
Badr Adouani*, Youssef Moutaouakil, Mina Ait Elcadi, Rachid Eljaoudi, Ahmed EL Yaakoubi, Yassir Bousliman
Regular alcohol use is a prevalent public health issue with detrimental effects. University students are a population whose alcohol use has received minimal research and is still often misunderstood. However, this group has a significant role to play in terms of prevention and health education. The purpose of our study was to identify the characteristics, knowledge, and attitudes about alcoholism among college students. A survey was conducted on the alcohol drinking patterns of a sample of university students. The total number in our sample study was 431. According to the methods used, the total prevalence of alcohol intake was 12%. Alcoholic beverages include beer, wine, whiskey, and vodka. Thirty-three percent of alcoholics report having 10 drinks at a time. Alcoholism is a global medicosocial problem, and there is an immediate need to protect both current and future generations from the negative effects of alcohol on their health as well as on society, the environment, and the economy.
Keywords: Ethanol, dependence, University students, prevalence of alcohol.
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