The Effects of Alcohol & Substance use on the Family System

August 30, 2019 / Comments Off on The Effects of Alcohol & Substance use on the Family System

KEMEN monthly conference call Discussion for MH 8/27/19

Vaping: or E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).” Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.

Truth about e-cigs

The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future

What Is JUUL?

All JUUL e-cigarettes have a high level of nicotine. According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.2
Although JUUL is currently the top-selling e-cigarette brand in the United States, other companies sell e-cigarettes that look like USB flash drives. Examples include the MarkTen Elite, a nicotine delivery device, and the PAX Era, a marijuana delivery device that looks like JUUL.

Are E cig better than regular cig

E-cigarettes expose users to fewer harmful chemicals than burned cigarettes.1 But burned cigarettes are extraordinarily dangerous, killing half of all people who smoke long-term.
The use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe for young people.
What can parents do to prevent or stop a teen from using the e-cig?

Be aware of the E cig

· Set a good example by being tobacco-free.

· Talk to your child or teen about why e-cigarettes are harmful to them. It’s never too late.

· Let your child know that you want them to stay away from all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, because they are not safe for them. Seek help and get involved.

Set up an appointment with your child’s health care provider so that they can hear from a medical professional about the health risks of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

Speak with your child’s teacher and school administrator about enforcement of tobacco-free school grounds policies and tobacco prevention curriculum.

References –

Effect of alcohol and substance abuse.

Treatment of alcoholism.

1. Desctruticive forces within the individual
2. The thinking process within the individual
3. Willingness to seek help to come out of it.

Therapy of even with the mind

Three areas to work on while in therapy for complete healing

1. Ephesians 4:2-24 lay off the old man. Stop what they are doing bad behavior, addiction.
2. Renewal of the mind. Change in the mindset. The person may feel guilty, ashamed and not able to face people while under influence. Renewing the mind causes the healing realizes their failure and turn away from wicked ways.
3. Beginning to practice and repeat what is helping you to come out of bondage and use faith in God to overcome and stay focused on His word to propel you to drive the individual.
4. Changing new friend’s people, who are responsible, show you how to walk.

There’s is power in the word of God.

Most addicted are between 18-24 years. 50% of the death of alcoholism is due to

s/s of alcoholism or substance abuse

sleepless, not eating well, withdrawal symptoms, irritable, argumentative, persistent coughing, breaking rules, hide, dress code changed, failure or personal upkeep, cursing.

Causes DUI

1. Habitual behavior

2. Peer pressure

3. Stress level

4. Spiritual vacuum.

5. Family unit lack of attention as a child from one parent or introduction of alcoholism when very young.

6. Poor self-esteem.


Improve family communication,


Come out as concerned parent or friend not judgmental. Am doing this because I love you.

Remove manipulation avoid

Love acknowledge support, set good boundaries, worries,

Seek help educate persona bout and let them buy into it and want it so that they benefit from the therapy session.

Avoid creating fear so that they build trust and avoid violence in the home, fight between the parents and mum.

Find a root problem.

Encourage one to choose friend wisely

Don’t cover them if someone say something do some investigation don’t ignore.

Addiction is a disease a problem out of control.

Be available for them come and reason together. If counseling is needed let’s call for it.

Family roles of alcoholic and drug

Teach the child the word of God and they will not depart,

Hold the child accountable

Identify the resources and rehab and take them in at the correct time.

Avoid parental denial especially in our culture and failure to be on their own.

Be supportive and pray for the parents with an addictive teen for it takes a village to raise a child, avoid the judgment or laughing at one another and be our brother’s keeper.

Families are affected during the addiction or alcoholism (spiritual, physical and emotional needs) marriages are broken or shaken, neglect responsibilities, neglect of work and idleness, sickness. Dysfunctional in the family or proper

Closing doors of spiritual

New age spirituality

Two kingdoms of God and the kingdom of darkness.

There are spirit guide that leads to evil guidance and very tricky if once is not aware. There are teachers that lead one away from the truth. Can lead to tormented, suicide or alcoholism while one is trying to change or quit from the practice of this spirituality. Eg fraternity and sorority can cause one to be in connection and mind confusion and spiritual decline and fear of God.


On a Personal helpful Note.

This Information might be good for anyone seeking justice for Black* People Especially Young Black Males in the Diaspora community.
The Resources Mostly assist with Attorneys some Pro Bono, Some on a Sliding Scale Basis…Using Media, Highlighting Unfair representation, negligence treatment of, minority cases by the system/Or being overcharged for legal, fees that leave families broke…Also, they might make sure families are treated fairly through the justice/court/trial Process. Even when someone is guilty so it seems, justice implies that they are treated fairly. Some are by membership, but initially, one can get good advice on how to proceed. Save this info as a resource for future…Far too many of our young men die and there are simple explanations either accident or suicide. When there are suspicious circumstances, families are supposed to hire thwiebown private investigator and Attorney. We might have a few family members to take care of, but the system has thousands. Simply put, they don’t have resources to stay on one case…OK.

Legally We Are Black People in the System
Whether we like it or not we are being treated like our predecessors who look like us or who are Black like me. Am sharing this sensitively because My family didn’t have this information 8 years ago. The system like it when we shut up Hurry Up to bury our loved ones and Que sera sera. If interested/Check Your Local Chapters. Usually, They do Respond to Minority Issues especially those going to trial or suspicious death-related issues. Pz understands that death in legal terms has the least priority (look at the item order of priority on a lawyer’s list/death is the last). Usually one needs A Criminal Defence Lawyer and a Private Investigator…The minimum cost might be $10,000 to $15000) no one is in a hurry to take your case because it’s final. It’s a zero-sum game coz the person will, never come back. But it helps the families heal and recover faster. The person we speak about as our loved one cannot defend themselves. So exercise patience & be calm/If you should ever decide to pursue these tough issues/Here are some helpful:

2. Action Network of
Al Sharpton
3. Black Lives Matter
4. ACLU (American
Civil Liberties)
5. Urban League
6. Southern Poverty
Law Center
Disclaimer/Consult with an attorney. This information is shared only as a suggestion.
Rev Wambûi Njoroge/