In 2014, 1800 people (consisting of 1081 males and 719 females) completed a survey detailing the current trends relating to alcohol consumption. The survey attempted to identify and understand the current inclinations towards alcohol in Cambodia and to assess the community’s understanding of the negative health and social effects that excessive use of alcohol can lead to.
Alcohol is a major problem in Cambodia, where alcohol consumption is extremely high and embedded into society. Lack of legal enforcement and age restrictions on alcohol consumption, the dominance of alcohol advertising and alcohol being too accessible all contribute to further alcohol related issues. Alcohol causes adverse effects on health, road safety, domestic violence and work productivity. It essentially effects all facets of society, hence it is crucial to eradicate the lack of understanding towards these negative consequences of such a prevalent issue.