Alcohol abuse and related factors in Asia

  title={Alcohol abuse and related factors in Asia},
  author={Chiao Chicy Chen and Shih-Jiun Yin},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={425 - 433}
  • C. Chen, S. Yin
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Medicine
  • International Review of Psychiatry
Alcohol problems are a global issue, and the nature of alcohol abuse is very complicated. The susceptibility to alcohol abuse varies greatly from one individual to another and also from one nation to another, depending on the availability of alcohol, a country's regulation related to alcohol, a country's cultural background, religious tradition and its economics. Alcohol dependence is also a complicated disease process. The prevalence of alcohol dependence also varies greatly from one ethnic… 
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