Alcoholism In Singapore Case Study

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The policy of this assignment outline is about alcoholism in Singapore. Alcohol acceptance is Singapore is not as recognised as compared to other countries because there is a growing concern on alcohol abuse. This concern is due to the fact that many Singaporeans are consuming more alcohol than before and there seems to be a growing trend in alcohol consumption (Alcohol Rehab, 2015). As the number of drinkers increases, medical issues are on the rising side as drinking is associated with several medical issues such as liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis and cancers (Lim et al., p354, 2007). Other than medical issues, excessive drinking can also lead to accidents, violence or assaults or alcohol intoxication which might then lead to death (Alcohol…show more content…
However, this was not the main attention of the public as it has not been erupted to a serious problem yet. It was only when the riot erupted due to public drinking by a large group of people which sparked alarming response from the public, thus insisting instant attention from the government bodies (Haigh, 2012). The liquor policy can be analysed through the issue attention cycle by Anthony Downs where it fits into the four stages of the cycle. The pre problem stage refers to public drinking before the riot, where people were aware and slightly interested in the issue. The alarming stage came in when there was an outbreak of riot and this sparked great interest for the public in the issue because it was shocking. The riot was an event that did not occur for the past 40 years in Singapore (Yan Liang & Sim, 2014). While the government bodies held discussions on the issue, there was a gradual decline of public interest in the issue. The post problem stage is where the policy has been passed and some attention still persist (Downs,

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