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Expert calls for better strategies to curb learners' alcohol abuse

31 July 2019 5:18 PM
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Alcohol abuse
learners
alcohol addiction
Almost alcholism

A 2011 study has revealed that 66% of learners across the Westen Cape province are abusing alcohol.

A 2011 study has revealed that 66% of learners across the Westen Cape province are abusing alcohol.

The research conducted among grades 8 to 10 learners also found that the most frequently reported substance used was alcohol, with 66% of learners reporting its use out of a group of 20,227 sampled.

John Maytham speaks to South African Medical Research Council director of alcohol, tobacco and other drug research unit Professor Charles Parry on the matter.

We need to look at far more strategies. We need to look at the quality of life skills education going into schools but I think it is far more than education.

Prof Charles Parry, Director of alcohol, tobacco and other drug research unit - South African Medical Research Council

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The availability, the cheapness of alcohol, the way in which it is sold. We find that beer is now being sold in 1-litre containers and we know easier access makes people abuse the substance more.

Prof Charles Parry, Director of alcohol, tobacco and other drug research unit - South African Medical Research Council

As far as I know, no one has been prosecuted for selling alcohol to underage youth in liquor outlets.

Prof Charles Parry, Director of alcohol, tobacco and other drug research unit - South African Medical Research Council

CapeTalk listener Carol shares how a 16-year-old boy ordered a bottle of whiskey from UberEats and there were no questions asked.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Expert calls for better strategies to curb learners' alcohol abuse


31 July 2019 5:18 PM
Tags:
Alcohol abuse
learners
alcohol addiction
Almost alcholism

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