In Nigeria, alcohol drinking among various ethnic groups has a long history, particularly among those tribes where it is not prohibited by religion. Alcohol played a multifaceted function in the socio-cultural relationships of different communities in the traditional age. It was utilized for a variety of purposes, including rites, marriage ceremonies, and chieftaincy enthronements. It was mostly eaten for pleasure by masculine adults, with females and youths being culturally prohibited from doing so. Excessive consumption was frowned upon, and intoxication was frowned upon. Patterns of consumption are fast changing in contemporary Nigerian culture as a result of the country’s sociopolitical and economic development, giving rise to new alcohol use norms. The impact of alcohol intake on juvenile health behavior and shifting patterns of alcohol consumption are examined in this review. It continues by looking at the ramifications of these impacts of alcohol drinking on juvenile health behavior and offering some solutions for modern Nigerian society.


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