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Type Journal Article - Botswana Journal of African Studies
Title Alcohol abuse and interventions strategies in Botswana and China: A preliminary study
Author(s)
Volume 29
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 157-170
URL http://ubrisa.ub.bw/jspui/bitstream/10311/1532/1/590-1895-1-PB.pdf
Abstract
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent social problem in both Botswana and
China. Research has shown that there are significant costs associated
with alcohol abuse that impact on individual users, their families and
the society as a whole. Despite the existing intervention strategies in
the two countries, alcohol abuse and its related problems continue
to escalate. Based on a review of the literature, this paper explores
the extent and nature of alcohol abuse experienced in Botswana and
China as well as the current strategies used to address alcohol abuse.
The literature shows that in both Botswana and China there is a high
rate of alcohol abuse, but relatively weak intervention strategies. As a
result, this paper concludes by proposing a comparative study based on
collaborative research into the strategies of addressing alcohol abuse
in both countries with a view to informing public policy.

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