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We work with like-minded organizations to make sure that policies that will help our course are published for review by the public. 

ALCOHOL ABUSE AND HIV INFECTION IN NAIROBI AREA

The relationship between alcohol use and self- control is widely recognized. Studies have shown that there is a link between alcohol abuse and for example, loss of cognitive/self-control. Together these studies imply that individuals who are also alcohol dependent are likely to have altered behavior in their state of intoxication including engaging in high risk sexual behavior.

“Parent’s Alcohol Consumption Behaviors and their Children’s Alcohol Abuse. Evidence from Secondary School Student’s in Nairobi”

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in Kenya. A study by NACADA in 2007 revealed that nationally, 8% of 10 to 14 year-olds have ever used alcohol while about 40% of people aged 15 to 65 years have used one type of an alcoholic drink in the past. About 14% of Kenyans aged 15-65 years are current users of alcohol.