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Addiction Essay Examples

Alcoholism as the Plot Builder of Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned

...Perhaps, Patch’s party and drinking habits were fueled by the fact that he was heir to a rich empire built by his rather strict disciplinarian grandfather who gave no room to unvalued morals. An event where he walks into one of Gloria and Antony’s raucous wild party at their apartment is a representation of his disgust and vilification for irresponsible behavior. His body language and events that transpire after this speaks volumes about his disciplinary antics; at the party, he stares at a ...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

...Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Thompson Hunter S. arguments have negatively portrayed the American society in the 1960s and 1970s. Drugs and alcohol abuse, racism, hypocrisy, failed institutions and the dying American dream continue to daunt the image of the Las Vegas society. However all is not lost as the issues addressed have continued to be a point of reference not only to the Americas past but the future ambitions. Thompson plays his role as an author in bringing into public what is ethi...

Ethics and CSR in British American Tobacco

...In conclusion, WHO seems to disprove a direct alliance with BAT but they do not overlook the tobacco industry’s effort to help at any cost. There are facts that WHO, being an essential stakeholder, still has a concern in a dispute with BAT and its CSR performance. Therefore, recognising the tobacco business’s effort to take on with critical stakeholders, if done successfully, could lead to beneficiaries but in the long run, is cast off by WHO. Thus, the efficiency of s...

Is drug addiction a disease or a choice

...In conclusion, drug use is a willful commitment or a choice just like choosing or dedicating oneself to complete a college education or choosing to join a certain club. Even though heavy consumption of drug is self destructive and foolish, it is a matter of choice. The addiction has no specific people who are affected, no matter whether a person is nice, weak, educated, rich or poor they can all be tempted to make the choice of becoming drug addicts by merely being convinc...

Octavia E. Butler. Parable of the Sower

...According to Margalit (6), Even though America is still in presumption democracy, there is no one in Laurent’s family and neighborhood that is ready to vote except her father. Basic goods are scarce and high-priced. Outside the enclosed neighborhoods, there is anarchy. People have entered in all types of depression. For example, drug addiction and disease is rampant, corpses lie all over the streets and many people are starving and homeless. The federal government keeps ...

Psychological and social processes in the development of drug addiction

... It is suggested that people may fall into addiction because of learned behavior. This would explain why those who grow up around substance abusers are more likely to become addicts themselves. Learning theory is based on the idea people don’t have to experience every behavior in order to decide whether to adopt it. If it is observed to bring reward and satisfaction to another person, it can be enough to convince another person to copy it. According to this theory, the answer to addi...

Are My Kids Watching Too Much TV?

... In conclusion, watching television has several negative outcomes and has to be limited. These negative results hinder the evolution of a person’s thought process, lead to a harmful lifestyle and are time-wasting. Television should not be the way children entertain themselves. Instead, children should be encouraged to exercise and engage in activities both indoors and outdoors. Instead of television, people can choose to participate in activities such as reading, sports, hobbies, and...

Effects of Computer Games to young student

...A total of 5 students were interviewed on the 4th of April 2014, somewhere between the times of 13:00 to 15:00. The survey only lasted for not more than two minutes and the volunteers were very cooperative. The gathered date revealed that the first 3 of 5 interviewees were doing exceptionally well in school despite spending some 8 hours of gaming on a daily basis, where they favored a MOBA genre particularly LOL. The three of them were childhood friends and played together most of the time. Int...

Substance Abuse Clinical Assessment & Treatment Plan

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Underage Drinking

...Third, there are more accidents and deaths as a result of underage alcohol consumption. When people ask teenagers how easy it is to get alcohol, they mostly say it is very easy. As alcohol is easier to obtain, it produces more problems. Around 4,300 deaths are caused by teenagers who drink alcohol because they are more likely to have car accidents or fights. For example, according to the daily mail online, ”Joseph Salah, 19, lost control of his car while he was driving drunk, crashing and kill...

Should people on welfare have to be drug tested

...The idea is simple; no taxpayer wants to see their hard earned money to pay for someone on welfare to pay for drugs. Taxpayers deserve to know that their hard-earned dollars are used wisely and not funding drug use for welfare recipients. It’s not right to take the taxpayers money for drug users. Welfare pays for many different things like unemployment, housing assistance, foods stamps and more. I believe random drug testing should be done for those that fail to pass a written screening test w...

Short Story About My Life

...Even though it’s been a year now I was still breaking rules, not following my curfews, doing drugs, not getting good decent grade. All I thought about everyday was doing drugs and hanging out with my friends that were bad influence to me. I didn’t care because I was used to it, I didn’t even knew what was really right or wrong when I was a young kid. During my 5th grade year, I usually wouldn’t listen to what my teachers are saying to me directly, I would ignore her and act like we never...

The causes and effects of drug abuse amongst the youth

...A drug can be said to be any substance used in medicine. It can also be said to be any substance taken by some people to get a certain effect, such as happiness and excitement. A drug addict is said to be someone whose life has become dependent on drugs, hence drug abuse. Peer pressure; - youth associates themselves with different types of people, otherwise known as friends. Through the pressure from these friends they tend to have a taste of these drugs and once this is done, they continue to t...

Health Belief Model

...Information will be provided on disease processes related to this lifestyle, such as heart disease and multiple lung diseases. A nurse has to explore an individual’s knowledge resulting to continued tobacco use. Understanding of patient’s behavior and own knowledge of the chosen lifestyle gives a nurse a clear education plan on what needs to be included with health promotion. If a patient is not aware of his or her risk factors for a disease, teaching should be directed towards informing the...

Drug Addiction

...Drug addiction has many economic effects on the drug abuser and countries all over the world. Drug abuser tend to spend lots of money to get drugs, and perhaps that money the only thing that he have to live he and his family in this difficult life. Most countries permit the sale of liquor and they advertise it to public. However, Drugs doesn't consider as a national economic activity, so drug dealers will try to find ways to produce drugs and sale it in order to get money. According to the Natio...

Drug Essay

...Most young people are naturally curious and want to experiment with different experiences. For some, drugs are a good conversation point, they are interesting to talk about and fascinate everyone. Lastly, Personal Problems. Some young people will use drugs specifically to ease the trauma and pain of bad relationships and the physical and emotional abuse arising from unhappy home lives. Such young people will often come to the attention of the school. If these problems can be addressed, then if d...

Narcotics Anonymous Assignment

...I have to come to the realization that many find the support they need in groups. They feel comfort in knowing that they are not alone in this struggle. Many feel guilty for what they have put their families through and therefore I also find it important that the families also attend these meetings. This not only shows support for the addict but also helps them to understand what it is like to be an addict. I think it may be difficult for a family to believe what an addict says but when they he...

Beautiful Boy and Tweak

...Nic’s selfishness, however, turns into feelings of deep guilt toward the end on the book when he is on the road to recovery and with his two parents. When his mind clears up, he realizes how badly he has torn everyone apart, especially his mom and dad. These emotional realizations are part of his recovery. David, however, experiences the exact opposite. At the early stages of his son’s addiction, he dedicated all his time and energy to the matter, to the point where he forgot about his own h...

Cause and Effect Essay (Smoking Cigarettes)

...“Smoking cigarettes is harmful to health”(Lee), that is a warming sentence which shown on pack of cigarettes. Therefore, the effects of smoking cigarettes on human’s life are serious. Smoking has become a trend in today’s world, even though people know how harmful it is. Smoking causes are obvious it will ruin your health and give you series of health issues. Smoking affects not only you but other around you. It is terrible for health as well as personal appearance. In the end, those who...

Adolescence and Substance Abuse or Addiction

...Lakin, M. (2011, November 1). Generation oxy: Pills attract, addict teens. Knoxnews,com. Retrieved from http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/01/generation-oxy/ Salmaan Toor. (2014, February 11). Alcohol is the gateway drug, and we don’t seem to care. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.tfcknoxville.com/1/post/2014/02/alcohol-isthe-gateway-drug-and-we-dont-seem-to-care.html Roehlkepartain, E. C., King, P. E., Wagener, L., & Benson, P. L. (2006). The handbook of spiritual development ...

Addiction is a Disease

...Calabrese, E.J. “Addiction and Dose Response: The Phsychomoor Stimulant Theory of Addiction Reveals that Hormetic Dose Responses are Dominant.” Informa Healthcare (2008) Web. 27 Sept. 2012 “Disease.” Dictionary.com, LLC (2012) Web. 27 Sept. 2012 http://www.dictionary.com. Gorelick, David A., Jon E. Grant, Marc. N. Ptenza, and Aviv Weinstein. “Introduction to Behavioral Addictions.” American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse (2010).Web. 27 Sept. 2012. Maze, Ian, and Eric J. Nestler....

Cigarette Smoking

...The school response rate was 90.0% in 2000 and 99.3% in 2003; the student response rates were 88.7% and 85.4%, respectively; and the overall response rates (i.e., school rate multiplied by student rate) were 79.7% and 84.8%, respectively. This analysis compared the 2000 and 2003 survey results by using several indicators of tobacco use. The indicators included lifetime cigarette smoking, age of initiation of cigarette smoking, current cigarette smoking, current use of other tobacco products, lik...

drugs and alcohol on college students

...Drinking alcohol as a young adult will more than double the chances of neurotoxicity and cause harmful cognitive effects as oppose to people that start drinking later in life. Almost every community in America is affected by underage drinking. Every year the statisitics of how young kids will start to drink increases. Children from the ages of twelve to seventeen that first encounter alcohol has increased by over one million in a span of five years. (The neurocognitive effects of alcohol on adol...

Technology Addiction: The Facts

...Another attraction of technology is the anonymity of online video games and other internet resources which allows people to do things without hurting their reputation. The appeal of technology could also be traced to comedy. Many comedians have online podcasts which has brought many more people to the internet. All this could be added to why technology is so attracting. In conclusion technology addiction/obsession is a serious issue. It can harm your health, just like any other addiction, with p...

The Risks and Possible Benefits of Legalizing Soft Drugs

...This discussion has been going on for years. View on drugs changes with passing time. Until American war in Vietnam amphetamine was used as a slimming agent and medicine for narcolepsy, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, bronchial asthma, but after war 30% of soliders came back addicted to it which leads them into long term psychological troubles as government discivered the danger and delegalized amphetamine. On the other side marijuana which is delegalised in most european countries has become ...

Legalization of Marijuana

...III. Topic Sentence that supports the thesis: Marijuana can be used as a treatment for certain medical conditions. Example: Marijuana could be used to treat terminally ill AIDS patients by stimulating their appetite so they can resist emaciation (drastic weight loss). Example: Smoking this drug will alleviate the severe nausea that is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Example: In addition, Marijuana has been known to ease the pain of severe migraine headaches. Closing or Transitional Senten...

My Biggest Pet Peeves

...The cellphone is a big invention at this time; people can use cellphones for many purposes besides talking with others. My pet peeve is about people who use a cellphone where or when it is not supposed to be used because it is very rude and disrespectful. I used to work as a cashier, and many customers, while they were paying for their purchases, were talking on the phone. They did not pay attention to the total amount they needed to pay and kept asking the cashier about the total. That kind of ...

Alcohol advertisements should be banned

...Advertisement is an important source of proceeds, particularly advertisements related to alcohol which generates huge sums of profit for the media companies. It can begin by banning alcohol advertisements and instead run advertisements that shows the public the dangerous consequences of alcohol consumption. The money spent on consuming alcohol can be diverted into better buying products such as health supplements and health food. It is clear that advertisements directly influence alcohol consump...

Audience Analysis Essay

...The way the author give a lot of simple details, helps the reader to make a visual idea, giving the reader the sensation of watching a movie instead of reading a book. The author’s intention was not to judge the old couple he just gave us the facts of what happened that day at the restaurant. He uses a sarcastic tone and humor to gain the readers understanding and empathy. And in this ordinary day, with this not out of the ordinary story, he makes the reader think about double standards that e...

Abnormality of Lindsay Lohan

...In Lindsay's negative exposure to her family fights and parent's divorce, I believe that she lacked proper love and attention from her emotionally drained mother and uninvolved father. With the lack of attention from her two parents and her fame slowly fading away, her mind justified that it was acceptable to engage in wreckless/irrational behavior to gain that attention that she desired. Lindsay Lohan uses this attribution as a desperate attempt to gain control of other's attention so that she...

Welfare Argumentative Paper

...Taxpayers spend a lot of money to help support the welfare system and many want to see the ones that can afford to buy drugs or other non-essential items not be part of the equation. Another positive thing could be getting help to those who actually have a drug problem so they don’t have to apply for welfare and can go have a fulfilling job and life. But with all the strengths will come just as many weaknesses. Many of the weaknesses stem from drug testing itself to be immoral. The cost and re...

Return to Paradise

...The film shows and promotes these values and ethics through the character of Sheriff. At the start of the movie, Sheriff was a selfish and individual person, but towards the end of the movie he became a loving and caring person, thinking of others and not about himself. It is a noticeable change when he just starts thinking of others. To show the Christian values, they promote them through Sheriff about helping and thinking of others, compassion and that everyone’s life is worth as much as you...

Analysis of The Shifting Heart, by Richard Beynon

...4. Alcohol is needed to have a good time and celebrate (Clarry and Donny) and the violence etc from it (misusing alcohol) -Donny Pratt: Represents alcoholism in Australia. (Leila bursts from the house with a ottle of beer and glasses...) "Here: quick, to wet its head. “Clarry (And he wrenches the top from a bottle.) "Here, Pop, grab yourself a lifeboat and hop inta that," page 48. Reference to getting drunk, part of Aussie lifestyle. He is working class. Expresses the overlooking of domestic v...

Television Boon

...However, the charm of this entertainment source lies in the fact that television can be used as a stress buster at times. We can watch our favorite comedy show, a nice movie or a game of our choice when we’re depressed. It makes us feel relaxed and lighthearted. From this point of view, I would say television has great advantages. It can make us happy when you need to be. Although the internet technology can surpass many of the features and benefits television brings to us, can it help a famil...

Alcohol Consumption Should Be Banned. Agree or Disagree

...In the USA alone there are around 1.4 million drunken arrests every year. Studies from England in 2005 showed that there were 6570 deaths caused by alcohol and a later study in 2006 showed that the death toll, from alcohol, had risen to 8758, this shows a gradual increase of 7% each year in alcohol related deaths. Worldwide it was shown that in Europe, out of the 490 million people, 23 million of them were dependent on alcohol. In 2005 out of all traffic deaths 39% of them were alcohol related a...

Vices Intoduction

...Vice is a practice or a behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit). Vices are habits and activities that are not beneficial to an individual. It usually produces negative consequences- in the physical, emotional, mental and social aspect of a person. The generation today is facing a great ideal of vices like drug addiction, smokin...

Rhetorical Analysis on Vintage Ads

...Lucky Strikes ad appealed to a woman’s self-esteem, her inner goddess, her wanting to become who she wasn’t or maintaining who she was. Lucky Strike’s cigarette’s appealed to women of the 1920s because it seemed to be a guarantee “sexy”. This ad I believe is the perfect example of Aristotle’s “Ingredients of Persuasion” otherwise known as “appeals”. Women of that era threw caution and their better judgment into the wind and made being sexy and slim one of the most important...

Current Issue Report Format and Sample

...Heavy alcohol has many side-effects which can be influential for the rest of our lives. It has physical as well as psychological effects. The physical effects include immature organs being poisoned by alcohol or the heart to stop beating, as well as hypothermia, coma from too little sugar, injuries, or even fatal accidents. Alcohol abuse amongst teens is responsible for at least five thousand deaths yearly. The use of alcohol amongst teenagers also has psychological effects such as an increase o...


FAQ about Addiction


❓ How to Quit Smoking: Helping Patients Kick the Habit

...In conclusion, quitting smoking can pose very hard since it is only 2.5% of smokers successfully quit smoking. The most initial step towards quitting smoking starts when an individual acknowledge that smoking is addictive. Ciga ...

❓ How Does Drug Abuse Affect Personal Development of Hong Kong Teenagers?

... Interview transcripts Date: 10th April, 2011 Time: 5:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Mode of interview: personal interview 訪問稿 I:訪問者 K:馮海兒社工 I:馮先生, 你好。十分感謝你願意抽空接受我的訪問。 K:不用謝,我亦十分感 ...

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