18.2.3  Reducing alcohol and khat use

The abuse of drugs, especially alcohol and khat, is often linked to mental illness.

  • In Study Session 14 you learned about ways to help people who are abusing alcohol or khat. Can you now think of ways that you could help to prevent alcohol and khat abuse in your community?

  • An effective form of prevention is to educate the community about the effects of excessive alcohol and khat use. For example, you might know somebody in your community who used to have a problem with alcohol or khat but has now stopped using these substances. Ask them to help you spread the message that alcohol and khat can lead to problems for some people, especially when used heavily over an a long period of time.

18.2.2  Reducing exposure to violence

18.2.4  Coping with life’s problems