Alcohol consumption and its effects at household level. A case study of Makutano suburban town of Meru town, Imenti North District, Eastern Province
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This study examined alcohol consumption and its effects at household level. The study was carried out in a suburban town of a main town. The researcher's interest in the study was initiated by the need to explore why people drink, who drinks, and also to examine what coping behaviours existed in households where alcohol was consumed. The study's objectives were broadly to examine alcohol consumption and its effects at household level, reasons which enhanced alcohol drinking among adults at household level, explore effects of alcohol consumption at household level and establishing coping strategies used by household in relation to alcohol consumption. The respondents were household heads who consisted who were alcohol consumers in the households and constituted the study sample. The researcher used a questionnaire which was completed by the respondents and an interview guide for the key informants. Accordingly these documents were analyzed and data was used to make conclusions. Frequency tables and percentages that depicted various situations presented in this study. Results from the study indicated that there was high alcohol consumption at household level, which led to rising social problems such as; domestic conflicts! violence which was indicated. by quarrels and fighting, deviance shown by dropping out of school by children. The reasons which led the respondents to alcohol consumption were indicated as; for leisure, to have a sense of belonging and peer pressure. Such problems have been found to have disastrous effects on the alcohol consumers in the household. Recommendations were made based on the study findings.