INTERVENTION GROUP OF ALCOHOL MISUSE (IGAM), SABAH

Project INTERVENTION GROUP OF ALCOHOL MISUSE (IGAM), SABAH
Objectives

The aim is to prevent alcohol misuse from affecting the social and emotional development of children.

Project Partners
Activities

Providing counselling to alcohol dependents and family members who are victims of alcohol misuse. Researching on alcohol related issues in Sabah through its Early Intervention Programme (EIP),

Locations Kg Nampasan, Penampang
Period June 2009
Accomplishments

85 villagers was benefit from the seminar.

Background

Alcohol consumption, especially among the indigenous population, men and women alike are well accepted in Sabah. Alcohol is served generously during celebrations, social gatherings and even during mourning period, and the number of intoxicated persons are traditionally viewed as indicative to the event’s success. According to Dr Samuel, the cultural background of Sabah exposes many youngsters to alcohol early and on becoming adults it would become a strong habit for them.

A seminar on the need for early intervention to address alcohol related problems was held in June 2009 by the Intervention Group for Alcohol Misuse (IGAM) Sabah under MERCY Malaysia Sabah chapter.