Youths and Alcoholism in Contemporary African Society: A Socio-Religious Therapy
Alcoholism is the excessive intake of alcohol into the body system which is hazardous to health and its functionality. Alcoholism is rendering African youths useless and unproductive on daily basis through mental disorder or psychological problem. Youths are majorly the workforce of any community and nation that enhance development and progress. The challenge of excessive intake of alcohol affects and drastically reduces their productive force in African society. It makes our youths constitute nuisance to our environment as they engage in social vices. In this research, focus is placed on factors that enhances African youths engagement in alcoholism, effects of alcoholism on contemporary African youths, churches positions on alcoholism, some biblical perceptive on alcoholism, Islamic perception of alcoholism, reasons for Muslims abstinence from alcohol, African traditional religious views on alcohol, religious rehabilitation as therapy to alcoholic addiction. This research made used of analytical method with the utilization of books, journals, internet sources, etc. It recommends that youths should urgently flee from alcoholism and change their attitudes to become useful to themselves and society.
Keywords: Youths, Alcoholism, African Society, Socio-Religious Therapy