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The context and consequences of liquor sachets use among young people in Malawi

The context and consequences of liquor sachets use among young people in Malawi

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
This article presents a relatively new phenomenon regarding alcohol related problems in Malawi; the context and consequences of the consumption of liquor sachets among young people. The results presented are part of a larger study looking at the prevalence and social norms related to alcohol use, as well as people’s opinions on policies and interventions related to alcohol in Malawi. The results presented here are from a qualitative component in three Malawian communities. The results imply that the introduction of sachets has contributed to an increase in alcohol consumption among young people. Major issues of concern are issues of age limits, packaging and alcohol content, as well as lack of empirical evidence on which to base policies and interventions. Finally, there is a need to mobilize positive adult role models for young people with regards to alcohol.
Client
  • Norges forskningsråd / 207751
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • SINTEF Digital / Health Research
  • University of Malawi
  • University of Oslo
Year
2014
Published in
African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies
ISSN
1531-4065
Publisher
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
Volume
13
Issue
2