Original Article

Evaluation of the Factors Predicting Risky Alcohol Use in University Students

Deniz Eryılmaz,Işıl Gogcegoz,Gul Eryılmaz
2020, 4(1), s:16-20

problem in terms of mental health of the individuals and society. Substance use disorder has been evaluted as a disease by the World Health Organization (DSÖ) from 1951. In terms of alcohol consumption Turkey 4.7% of all deaths in men with prevention of alcohol consumption is predicted of 3.1% of all deaths in women could be prevented. When we analyzed the alcohol consumption in Turkey it’s thought that 4.7% of male deaths, and 3.1% of female deaths could be prevented through prevention of alcohol consumption. Risky alcohol use can be defined as the consumption of alcohol at the risk of harm in physical, mental or social areas. Participants of this study are the students at Üsküdar University in the 2018-2019 academic year. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was used to determine the alcohol use levels of the participants and to determine the risky alcohol use. According to the results of this study, the rate of individuals who have risky alcohol use is 6.3%. Risky alcohol use has become an important public health problem in terms of mental health of individuals and society.