Alcohol And Drug Use Survey Essay
Alcohol is a legal and generally available product in New Zealand (Ministry of Justice [n.d]). The Ministry of Health New Zealand conducted the Alcohol and Drug Use Survey (NZADUS) in 2007-2008. The survey found that alcohol is one of the most common recreational drugs in New Zealand. The key finding from the survey is more than 85% of adults use alcohol in New Zealand. Among that almost 50% of alcohol users are young adults (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2009). This assignment addresses the trouble caused by the over consumption of alcohol among young people and the health problems associated with it (World Health Organization [WHO], 2006). It is also examine the role of a nurse to manage the health needs of patient by upholding the Treaty of Waitangi principles (Hally, 2009).
Alcoholism is defined as “a medical condition in which someone frequently drink too much alcohol and becomes unable to live a normal and healthy life” (Webster, n.d.). Studies show that nearly 320000 young people die every year because of alcohol-related problems (WHO, n.d.). Recent research suggests that there are two distinct types of alcoholism: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, it develops in early twenties with no potential harm to the society and family. However, type 2 alcoholism develops usually in teenage and is associated with criminal and antisocial behavior. It is more dangerous than type 1 (Farlex, n.d.).
The factors that influence alcoholism among…