Alcohol Abuse Linked to Unemployment

South Africans consume a third higher of pure alcohol than the African regional average

World Health Organisation’s report (2011) estimates that South Africans consume an average of 9.46 litres of pure alcohol per adult every year, which is more than a third higher than the African regional average of 6.2 litres of pure alcohol.
 
According to a 2014 South African Medical Journal article, alcohol is the most abused drug in the country and alcohol abusers account for more than half of all patients being treated for substance addiction.
 
Studies have shown that alcohol abuse has an effect on all aspects of life, often associated with unemployment, risky sexual behaviour and violent crimes.
 
To read the article titled, “Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world,” click here.

Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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