Alcohol abuse, poverty and family breakups in Kawempe Division Kampala.
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The current study explored the relationship between Alcohol Abuse, Poverty and Family Breakups in Kawempe Division in Kampala. The study was guided by three main objectives; to examine the relationship between alcohol abuse and family breakups in Kawempe division, to examine the relationships between alcohol abuse and poverty in Kawempe division and to find out whether poverty and family breakups are significantly related. A case study design and Survey questionnaire technique were used to collect the data from local communities of Bwaise parish which are found in Kawempe division. A pearson rank Correlation in Special Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) analyses were applied to analyze the quantitative data to find the relationships’ strength. The study found out that that there is no significant relationship between Alcohol Abuse and Family Breakups., further it was found out that that there is no significant relationship between Alcohol Abuse and Poverty and finally and finally results however indicated that there is a positive significant relationship between Poverty and Family Breakups. This could be attributed to the fact that when families break up, the level of poverty also increases and this majorly occurs with single mothers. From the results, the study recommended that there is a need to sensitize the community of Kawempe division, on the causes and effects of alcohol abuse and associated problems so as to reduce on its level of consumption and dependency by the local community, need for Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Health and other policy makers to enhance the already existing policies related to alcohol control in different societies, and a need for an intervention of religious leaders, elders and other categories of people in an effort to maintain family stability in Kawempe division.