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Alcoholism is the habit of taking beer, wine, whiskey, rum etc. It is traditionally practised social culture in some communities of Nepal. People take alcohol in the name of religion, feasts, festivals, parties and many other gatherings. It contains harmful chemical called ‘ethanol’.
Ethanol is the chemical that is found in alcoholic drinks.
Alcoholism has several short-term and long- term effects as follows:
Short term effects:
Generally, in our locality, we have accepted to drink alcohol in different ceremonies in newar culture. First, the people used to take a little amount of alcohol to continue their culture and tradition. But slowly, they started to increase the amount of alcohol that they drink in different ceremonies. So, we find many people being drunkards during different ceremonies in newar culture. People make their children drink alcohol from small ages for continuing their tradition. So, this increases the rate of taking alcohol. For stopping or reducing these activities, we need to bring awareness about the adverse effects of alcohol in such community people. We should discourage them to make children drunkards. We should reduce the amount of alcohol to be used in different ceremonies. If possible, we should remove alcohol from food types. Instead of that, other juices or beverages can be used. But, as we can't change our culture, we need to reduce the amount of alcohol in our ceremonies anyway.