Alcohol consumption is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability; in middle-income countries. Alcohol is a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries. Almost 4% of all deaths worldwide are attributed to alcohol, greater than deaths caused by HIV/AIDS, violence or tuberculosis. Alcohol is also associated with many serious social issues, including violence, child neglect and abuse, and absenteeism in the workplace.
Quality of life has become a dominant theme in planning and evaluating services for people with alcohol dependence. It is recognised increasingly as an important component in the evaluation of alcohol treatment processes. Alcohol misuse is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and an important health care burden, the Quality of Life (QoL) of alcohol misusing subjects has been little studied to date. There are few studies of Quality of Life measures (QoL) in alcohol-misusing patients. When the literature was reviewed there were only 24 studies from 1993 – 2012 related to quality of life of alcohol dependents. These studies have shown that quality of life (Qol) is improved significantly when subjects do not relapse to heavy drinking, and QOL deteriorates significantly on prolonged relapse (Foster, 2000).
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