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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

    Keywords

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

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