Story by Mercy Njeri Irungu

By Mercy Njer Irungu a four year student at UoN pursuing construction management degree course Daughter to David Kamau Irungu who is a recovering alcoholic and works as an addiction counselor I vividly remember 16 years ago, Sunday Feb 1994, when our family relocated to Nakuru to Murang’a (my grandpas homestead). I could not figure […]

Peter ‘J-Fam’ Jairus

J-Fam’s Life

The Alcoholism, Addiction Recovery Wellness Symposium & Expo 2014 Ambassador Peter ‘J Fam’ Jairus was born in Nairobi’s Mathare slum in the year 1990 into a family of 5. He joined Mathare 4-A Primary School in 1997 where he was first introduced to drugs by his peers while in Class 7 at the age of […]

What is Alcoholism OR Drug Addiction

DISEASE CONCEPT Alcoholism or Drug addiction is a pathological condition. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) has categorized […]


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