Aims: The aim of the study was to identify the alcohol dependents in selected communities.
Methods: Community-based descriptive survey was conducted. A total of 330 men who are residing in selected communities of Dakshina Kannada, were selected using the purposive sampling technique. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) tool was used to gather the data. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.
Results: Majority (279) of men were categorized as alcohol dependents and about 51 were nonalcohol dependents out of 330 men based on AUDIT score. There was a significant association between AUDIT scores and demographic variables like family support.
Conclusion: Nowadays alcohol use is becoming the major public health concern as it affects not only the victim but also the entire family, which destroys the family life. So steps should be initiated to stop alcohol use.
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