The Most Interesting Men in the World: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in South America

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Title:
The Most Interesting Men in the World: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in South America
Author:
Gorur, Arathi Meghana
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Alcohol is most widely consumed drug in the world, and its history dates back to the era of Antiquity. Throughout the ages alcohol has served many functions in society, from ritual offerings, medicine, and as a manner of temporarily escaping the mundane life. Consumption patterns differ for every continent and country due to a variety of factors, including the development of cultural practices, interactions between various cultures, and socioeconomic conditions. The continent of South America is an extremely intriguing place of study due to the various civilizations that have colonized the land over the ages. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common problems in many South American countries, especially among the men. Along with the systemic physiological consequences, chronic alcohol use has also led to a variety of other societal problems such as increased violence and teenage pregnancy. The main obstacle towards treatment is the current cultural attitudes towards alcohol, a drink that still holds an important place in many religious ceremonies. However with an integrated approach that includes medical intervention, education, and comprehensive policies, the rates of alcoholism and the damage it causes can be reduced throughout South America.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.H.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Most Interesting Men in the World: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in South Americaen_US
dc.creatorGorur, Arathi Meghanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGorur, Arathi Meghanaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlcohol is most widely consumed drug in the world, and its history dates back to the era of Antiquity. Throughout the ages alcohol has served many functions in society, from ritual offerings, medicine, and as a manner of temporarily escaping the mundane life. Consumption patterns differ for every continent and country due to a variety of factors, including the development of cultural practices, interactions between various cultures, and socioeconomic conditions. The continent of South America is an extremely intriguing place of study due to the various civilizations that have colonized the land over the ages. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common problems in many South American countries, especially among the men. Along with the systemic physiological consequences, chronic alcohol use has also led to a variety of other societal problems such as increased violence and teenage pregnancy. The main obstacle towards treatment is the current cultural attitudes towards alcohol, a drink that still holds an important place in many religious ceremonies. However with an integrated approach that includes medical intervention, education, and comprehensive policies, the rates of alcoholism and the damage it causes can be reduced throughout South America.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.H.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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