Adopting an ecological health model to harmful alcohol use in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Prince Agwu (Lead / Corresponding author), Uzoma Okoye, Samuel Ebimgbo, Uju Agbawodikeizu, Igwe Ijeoma

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Substance abuse has ravaged potentials and keeps clamping down on the stability of societies. It is increasingly becoming a social problem that demands sustainable remedies, particularly in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. This paper establishes a case for the utilisation of an ecological health model in dealing with harmful alcohol use in the region. What motivates the adoption of such a model is the fact that harmful alcohol use largely stems from nurture and can be remedied through same nurture. This paper adopted a case study research design using participant observation for data gathering, while using thematic analysis in organising and interpreting data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Mental Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Drug-free therapy
  • Ecological health model
  • Harmful alcohol use
  • Niger Delta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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