The World Health Organization has long recognized that problems relating to excessive consumption of alcohol constitute one of the world’s major public health challenges. Alcohol consumption is increasing and is causing concern all over the world. In developing countries, the evolving trend is for multinational corporations to brittle, distribute and market western-style drinks. The astronomical increase in the number of breweries in Nigeria in the last two decades had been commented upon. Producers of local drinks are also perfecting their techniques.
Epidemiological surveys of rural and urban areas show that alcohol use is widespread among, both the Iiterates and non-literates, cuts across the social classes and sexes. Reports of drug use among young people reveal that alcohol top the list.