Psycho Social Factors Influencing Youth Alcoholism at Agogo, Ghana
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Ghana | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Psycho Social Factors Influencing Youth Alcoholism at Agogo, Ghana

Samuel Owusu-Akyem

This study explored psychosocial factors influencing youth alcoholism at Agogo, Ghana, using a qualitative approach where in-depth interview techniques were employed. A total of 12 youth from the Substance Abuse Unit at Agogo Hospital were interviewed. Results, included peer pressure, youth unemployment and poverty, inadequate knowledge of the effect of alcoholism, absence of youth alcoholics support group, absence of leisure and boredom. Recommendations based on the findings included, massive education on effects of alcoholism in the media, hospitals and homes by Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and health professionals, making clear the position of MOH on policies on the risk and the dangers that pose to the youth in Ghana. Hospitals to create peer counseling unit to manage peer pressures. Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to create some form of employment through youth training schemes and leisure centres to deal with boredom and youth unemployment. The government should come out with policies and programmes to support the youth to manage poverty. Finally, a strong rehabilitation and counseling centres should also be established by the government and other non-governmental organisations to manage alcoholism.

Keywords: Youth Alcoholism, Psychosocial Factors, Influence

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Pages: 2182 - 2187

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Samuel Owusu-Akyem, "Psycho Social Factors Influencing Youth Alcoholism at Agogo, Ghana", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=NOV162355, Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016, 2182 - 2187

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