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A study of Alcoholism Himanchal Pradesh: 500 meters away from National Highway, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Consultant, National Institute of Social Defence, West Block-1, Wing -7, R.K Purum , New Delhi, India, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 17-20, October,14 (2017)


Alcoholism is one of the major causes which make vulnerable almost all section of the society especially, women and children. It led to many atrocities which further led to many other issues such as unemployment, domestic violence, poverty, suicide, road accidents, exploitation, sexual violence, psychological and emotional abuse etc. In India some culture has social sanction of alcohol drinking which make situation more miserable. Various studies revealed that the age of initiation of alcohol consumption has decrease and majority of children starts alcohol consumption around 10 year of age. Government and non-government organization has taken up various measure to prevent the alcohol drinking in different states of India. The closing of alcohol shops on the highway is one of them, this paper will try to examine the implications of closing of alcohol shops on highways in the district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.


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