HARM TO OTHERS FROM DRINKING: NIGERIA
The study examined alcohol consumption patterns as well as the harms that are experienced by respondents as a result of the drinking of other people. Thus the interest was on alcohol consumption patterns within the households included in the survey, who is drinking, in what context this is occurring, the consequences experienced by the drinker as well as the harms caused to others. A total of 2,270 male and female respondents aged 17 years old and above were drawn from three states in two out of the six political geo-political zones in the country, namely the North-Central and the Niger Delta area. With respect to harms, the objective was to look at various aspects of the individual’s life and functioning that may be affected as well as the effects of others’ drinking on children and community in general. Data from this study have been analysed and the findings published.