Use of Alcohol among Young People: Evaluation of Factors that Affecting Its Use

Emirjona Kiçaj, Rudina Çerçizaj, Ela Peto, Emiljana Coraj


The use of alcohol is common in many societies all over the the world. Alcohol harms not only the health, but also causes damage to the social character like: family or community violence and social isolation. Youth constitute one of the subgroups of the population who are more more risked from of alcohol use. The aim of the study was to assess the factors that affect the use of alcoholic beverages to young people presented under the effect of alcohol on the urgency of the Regional Hospital, Fier. This is a descriptive cros – sectional study relalized at Fier Hospital. In this study are included 70 youth who are submitted to the Regional Emergency Hospital, Fier to receive health care These young people have been under the influence of alcohol. Data for this study were taken through a questionnaire based on YRBHS questionare. 30% of young people referred to had used for the first time an alcoholic drink at age 15-16 years, 65.7% of them were under the influence of alcoholic drink 2-3 times, 60% of young people indicated that they use alcoholic beverages in the company of their friends. 84.3% of young people show that they have used these alcoholic beverages in different bar, where their age did not constitute any problem. 78.5% of young people indicate that they use alcoholic beverages as a way to adapt to their society.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n2p315

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