The Relationship Between Poverty and Alcohol Abuse

Diseases, Health and Wellness

The concept of poverty is a multi-faceted one. It’s not strictly tied to a lack of resources or material possessions — it can also be a deeply ingrained mentality among individuals who are exposed to a lower quality of life, a lack of access to essential amenities, or the result of income inequality in a community. Research on the society’s poor also suggest that poverty has a direct correlation with alcohol abuse and can often lead to more severe consequences on the already impoverished.

Susceptibility of the Impoverished 

According to researchers, US states that tend to rank highly in crime, poverty, and lack of education are more susceptible to the problems of addiction or substance use disorders that affect a person’s mental and psychological well-being.

Even with the pr...

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