Alcohol And Drug Use Survey Essay

2382 Words Aug 26th, 2014 10 Pages
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INTRODUCTION

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).

TASK 1

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.).

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