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1 ENHANCING ALCOHOL PREVENTION STRATEGIES BY ADDRESSING DETERMINANATS Pubudu Sumanasekara Executive Director Alcohol and Drug Information Centre(ADIC) Sri Lanka National Conference-Malawi

2 What are determinants? Determinant : A thing that decides whether or how something happens

3 What are determinants? Cont.. Do we know that what decides whether a child is going to take or not to take alcohol Do we know what decides whether a user is going to continue or not to continue drugs Do we know what factors decides whether alcohol use is going to increase or decline in a community

4 Benefit of addressing determinants Cost effectiveness Time saving Well focused to the target population Enhance creativity Result is long term and sustainable

5 Determinants promote alcohol drinking Attractiveness of alcohol use Unfair privileges attached to alcohol use Image of alcohol user Image of alcohol …………………

6 The alcohol industry associate alcohol to all our happy moments and after some time we couldn’t erase this from our minds OR We conditioned all our fun moments with alcohol And it will become symbol of fun and enjoyment Symbols are very strong than we think

7 What people say about alcohol experience High Kick Pleasurable ………………..

8 How was the First Experience ? What they report ? – Headaches – Nausea – Drowsy – …………..

9 What is the chemical effect of alcohol Stimulant? Depressant? Neutral?

10 Why people start alcohol use while knowing the harm and unpleasantness Why people keep using alcohol while knowing the harm and unpleasantness

11 Sexual Successfulness- World Situation Local Situation

12 Promotions on the web- Local Situation World Situation

13 Greetings- Local Situation

14 Desktop wallpapers- World Situation Local Situation

15 Sports- World Situation Local Situation

16 Musical events- World Situation Local Situation

17 Films- World Situation Local Situation

18 Dramas- World Situation Local Situation

19 If the first experience is unpleasant why they continue? Other positive factors – Membership of the group – Symbolic meanings – Sanctions to break social rules – Excuse for social inaptitude, poor performance and bad behavior – Group work – expectations

20 Addiction is for chemical or something else? Addicted to the particular group than alcohol Addicted to group activity than alcohol

21 What make people to behave badly after drinking alcohol?

22 Determinants promote irresponsible behaviour Excuse from the victim Excuse from the society

23 Identifying factors promoting drug use – Myths – Glamour – Image of drug – Image of user – Image of non user – Sub culture

24 Alcohol and other Drug effects Other Influences Total Experience += Symbolic Meanings Rituals Sanction to break rules Social Belief Membership of a group Expectations Image from advertising Social excuse Neutral or Unpleasant Highly Rewarding Overall Positive +

25 Is it possible to take this discussion with a user? Yes, but we need to take the discussion with ourselves first? What is my belief of alcohol? Can I come up with an example ? – – ………………………

26 Is it possible to take this discussion with others Occasional alcohol user Heavy alcohol user Person who never tasted alcohol Person who tasted but not continued

27 Do people experience the Drug Effect Itself? Intoxicants have symbolic and ritualistic significance and they are widely used to provide excuses for social inaptitude, poor performance and bad behaviour. The subjective influence of alcohol and other drugs, and behaviour they allegedly induce, can be changed by undermining widely held beliefs about their effects.

28 Theory behind the Model Theory of Classical conditioning Theory of Social learning

29 THANK YOU!!!


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