Trauma, loss and other psychosocial drivers of excessive alcohol consumption in Karamoja, Uganda

@article{Iyer2021TraumaLA,
  title={Trauma, loss and other psychosocial drivers of excessive alcohol consumption in Karamoja, Uganda},
  author={Padmini Iyer and Elizabeth Stites},
  journal={Pastoralism},
  year={2021},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-14}
}
This article investigates the trends, drivers and effects of alcohol consumption in Karamoja, a primarily pastoralist area of Uganda. Although locally brewed alcohol from sorghum and millet has an important and long-standing place in Karamojong tradition, the emerging trend of excessive consumption of hard liquor is a cause for concern among government and health officials, development practitioners and, especially, community members themselves. This article explores the varied reasons for this… 

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