Tsaatan Dukha alcohol use

I don't have real information here, but anecdotes I've been told about the Tsaatan reindeer herders in Mongolia correspond very closely to the reports of alcohol use given in Reindeer Peoples and Khanty, which are frustratingly similar to one another:
  • vodka,
  • binge drinking,
  • profligate use of money,
  • domestic problems,
  • violence,
  • suicide.

Not much to say here. We in health care know these problems. If anyone finds out how to fix them (without Soviet-style enforcements of prohibition, which failed anyway), the world would be a much better place.