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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN URBAN

C VENGATESHWARAN, MA VELUSAMY

Abstract


Alcoholism is one of the social problem and social evil of the everyday society. It could be a life-threatening problem of an addicted person. In addition to that, alcohol addiction is one of the threats to the family members, co-workers, and the society. Alcohol addicted people are facing physical, psychological, social problems due to the alcohol consumption. This descriptive study discusses the social and economic problems of alcohol-addicted persons in the urban areas. The present study shows that early adulthood people are mostly addicted to the alcohol. They realize that habit of alcohol drinking affected their social life and family members are not giving any respect to them.  Addicted people are facing economic problems and living in poverty. The study recommended that the government and stakeholders should rehabilitate the recovered people to run new life in the mainstream society. Caring of the family members and society may change the mindset of the addicted people to become normal in their life.

Keywords


Alcoholism, Intoxication, De-addiction, Socio and Economic problems

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