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Globally substance use contributes almost 1% to global burden of diseases. Every year, harmful use of alcohol kills 2.5 million people worldwide, including young people between 15 and 29 years of age.

The World Health Organisation ranks Uganda the second and twenty eighth leading consumer of alcohol in Africa and the world resepctively. Uganda's per capita alcohol consumption is 9.8 litres among all adults and 23.7 litres among drinkers.

Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Research centre was established at Makerere University School of Public Health that leverage the current high profile of the school to become a centre of excellence in research in the areas specified.

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A Review Study on Substance Abuse in High School

As the first experience of substance abuse often starts in adolescence, and studies have shown that drug use is mainly related to cigarette and alcohol consumption, an initial exploration of substance abuse prevalence, including cigarette and alcohol, seems to be the first step in preventing and controlling drug consumption. ....»»

Abstract and Concrete Repetitive Thinking Modes in Alcohol-Dependence

Emotional and interpersonal deficits play a crucial role in alcohol-related disorders as they predict alcohol consumption and relapse. Recent models of emotion regulation in psychopathology postulate that these deficits are centrally related to increased ....»»

Abstract on Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health

Habitual light to moderate alcohol intake (up to 1 drink per day for women and 1 or 2 drinks per day for men) is associated with decreased risks for total mortality, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and stroke. However, higher levels of alcohol consumption are associated with increased ....»»

Abstract on Alcohol and HIV

The adult population residing in a cluster of 15 neighbouring villages has been kept under epidemiological surveillance for HIV infection using annual censuses and sero-surveys since 1989. At the eighth annual survey all respondents were asked about their history of alcohol consumption, the sale of alcohol...»»