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Adopting an Ecological Health Model to Harmful Alcohol Use in Nigeria’s Niger Delta
Adopting an Ecological Health Model to Harmful Alcohol Use in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Author(s): Prince Agwu, Chinwe R. Okoyeuzu, Samuel EBIMGBO, Uju AGBAWODIKEIZU, Igwe IJEOMA
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Semmelweis Egyetem Mentálhigiéné Intézet
Keywords: Drug-free therapy; ecological health model; Niger Delta; harmful alcohol use

Summary/Abstract: Substance abuse has ravaged potentials and keeps clamping down on the stability of societies. It is increasingly becoming a social problem that demands sustainable remedies, particularly in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. This paper establishes a case for the utilisation of an ecological health model in dealing with harmful alcohol use in the region. What motivates the adoption of such a model is the fact that harmful alcohol use largely stems from nurture and can be remedied through same nurture. This paper adopted a case study research design using participant observation for data gathering, while using thematic analysis in organising and interpreting data.

  • Issue Year: 13/2018
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 211-222
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English