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SOCIO- ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLISM ON FAMILIES IN MUKURU SLUM, NAIROBI COUNTY


Volume 9, Issue 1, September 2014, Pages 35–39

 SOCIO- ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLISM ON FAMILIES IN MUKURU SLUM,  NAIROBI COUNTY

Mercy Chweya and Samwel Auya

Original language: English

Received 31 May 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Drug abuse is one of the monster threatening family structures in Kenya. Consumption of alcohol is sometimes integrated into our culture through wide appeal and acceptance from an early age. The legality of alcohol makes it readily available, and there is now a recognition that relatively a high proportion of the population consumes quantities which are considered to be harmful to their health. Alcohol consumption has severe negative effects in the society including drop out from school, death of family members, perform poorly in academics, sexual risk and even suicide. Although governments are pre-occupied with increasing economic growth and consequently concentrating most of their resources in that direction, alcohol and drug abuse threaten to erode those gains. In low income areas in Kenya, for example, drug abuse is rampant a vice associated with peer influence, readily available drugs, among other factors. Therefore this study sought to establish the socio-economic effects of alcoholism in families the slum. The authors conclude that alcoholism has led to break-up of families and suffering of children due to lack of basic commodities of life. Alcohol dependence is also related health and psychological disorders. Therefore there is need for the government to formulate policies to curb alcoholism to promote a healthy and a prosperous nation. This paper recommends that counseling programs should be initiated to bring a change of attitude among alcoholics because guidance provided by social workers can greatly enhance the fight against alcoholism in the slum.

Author Keywords: Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Socio-economic, Mukuru slum, Nairobi County, Kenya.


How to Cite this Article


Mercy Chweya and Samwel Auya, “SOCIO- ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLISM ON FAMILIES IN MUKURU SLUM, NAIROBI COUNTY,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 35–39, September 2014.