Journal article

Seeking Help for Harm from Others' Drinking in Five Asian Countries: Variation Between Societies, by Type of Harm and by Source of Help

Orratai Waleewong, Anne-Marie Laslett, Richard Chenhall, Robin Room

Alcohol and Alcoholism | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018


Aims: This study aims to measure the prevalence rates and patterns of help-seeking behavior as a consequence of being harmed by drinkers in five Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand). Methods: A total of 9832 respondents aged 18-65 years from the WHO/ThaiHealth Collaborative Project were surveyed between 2012 and 2014 about their experiences of being negatively affected due to another's drinking, and whether and where they sought help, focusing on four adverse aspects of harms from others' drinking. Results: The prevalence of seeking help from any source in the past year due to harm from others' drinking ranged from 7% to 20%. The most common service used by those..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC)

Awarded by U.S. National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

The surveys were supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and in each participating country by national support. This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) Project 1065610 'Alcohol's harm to others: a cross-national study', the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), an independent, Australian non-governmental organization, and the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (Grant R01 AA023870). Waleewong's salary is from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. Laslett's time was supported by the NHMRC fellowship 1090904.