Preventative Measures of Alcohol Consumption in Kazakhstan

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At the recent years Kazakhstani society has identified the increase of levels of alcohol consumption as a major problem, along with corruption, poverty, unemployment, and epidemic illnesses. Current levels of alcohol consumption would seem to be high enough to place Kazakhstan amongst the heaviest spirits-drinking countries in the world, although not high enough for the top place. Many of Kazakhstani social, demographic and health problems are attributable to the misuse of alcohol. According to Davis, this view is shared with some Western analysts who have studied the effects of heavy drinking in Post-Soviet states and have predicted that addiction could become one of the greatest obstacles to public health and social progress(as cited in …show more content…
In order to be familiar with the topic, we need to consider literature referring to Russian Federation’s. Purpose of review is to describe material on politics towards decreasing consumption in Kazakhstan and Russia, and to determine which of it has the most essential and important impact on society.
National Center for Problems of Healthy Lifestyle Development, branch of WHO, proposes the “Healthy Lefestyle” Program for the years 2008-2016, in which preventative measures in combating drug and alcohol addiction are in focus(2010). The main measures are activities to develop social movement, the introduction of new information and game technologies, discussions on mental health issues, and promoting the strengthening of preventive activities of workers to reduce alcohol use of workplaces (2010). Article also tells about basic principles of country policies to control alcoholism. In my opinion, some of them might be successful in future ( e.g. toughening criminal liability for distribution of alcohol up to imprisonment, creation a national network of free institutions for compulsory treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism, implementation of active continuous education about the harm of narcotics, psychotropic drugs, including through social advertising on central TV channels of the country).
Drinking styles and patterns of people in Kazakhstan are various, because of the fact that
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