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Alcohol Consumption Prevention Strategies| Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 6-7

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The alcohol consumption affects an increasing number of people around the world, and an estimated 2.3 million over the age of 15 are consuming alcoholic beverages [1]. Binge drinking (BD) is a consumption over 60 gr or more of pure alcohol in one occasion at least one time in the last month, affects young people (15-19 years), with a peak at 20-24 years [1]. There are multiple factors of vulnerability associated with alcohol consumption. The choice of the drink and the age at which the consumptions occur result from the combination of both individual and social vulnerability. The Individual factors that condition alcohol consumption is age, gender, family conditions, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status (WHO 2014; Collins, 2016). Other conditions, of society, such as the level of development, culture, context of consumption and production of alcohol, distribution and regulation, also have an influence in the consumption of alcoholic beverages. According to the report of the World Health Organization (2018) the socioeconomic condition is an element to consider in the consumption of alcohol. Alcoholic beverages in many societies are consumed by people of higher socio-economic status since some alcoholic brands are often a symbol of luxury and status. On the other hand, there are alcoholic beverages at reduced prices, accessible to people with low economic income. Hence, this substance, appreciated in elite circles, is accessible to all social classes. However, [2], “damage per liter” has different consequences according to socioeconomic status, the more serious ones occurring in the most disadvantaged classes. Also, the integration of binge drinking into the socialization behaviors of young people and the availability of alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours of the day in several countries have posed enormous challenges in creating effective measures to reduce harmful use of alcohol.

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