Alcoholism Essay Topics

Alcoholism: a Menace to the Society

Filipinos love to drink alcoholic beverages, that is. Drinking sessions are seen almost everywhere everyday along the streets and sidewalks, inside homes, in carinderia and corner sari-sari store, and even the upmarket bars and bistros. So phenomenal has been the “tumahan” tradition that it became the undisputed national pastime and social culture of Filipinos. While… View Article

Lower Legal Drinking Age

The United States has a long history with alcohol consumption. For better and sometimes worse, alcohol has been a popular aid in many social gatherings and events involving Americans. Currently however, only those above the age of 21 years are allowed to enjoy the privilege of drinking alcoholic beverages. This occurred in 1984 with the… View Article

Alcohol Misuse Among the Elderly

Abstract: Alcohol misuse in elderly people is a common but under recognized issue associated with major physical and psychological health problems. The misuse of alcohol among the elderly develops later in life often due to issues such as bereavement, feeling of loneliness, or depression. The effects of alcohol may be increased in elderly patients because… View Article

Binge Drinking Among College Students and Consequences

Binge drinking is a problem that has continued to have a toll on the lives of college students despite efforts by the government and school administrators to curb the trend. Many studies have been conducted to reveal the facts behind binge drinking in colleges and campuses. It is clear that for the problem of binge… View Article

Effects of Alcoholism

I never thought drinking alcohol could destroy all I had worked for. Sure, I have had my share of hangovers. However, to think I was hurting myself or others never came to mind. I had a great job and really liked the people I worked with. I worked hard and played harder. Going out with… View Article

Mexican American Males and Alcoholism

Drinking alcohol is a behavior that diverse ethnicities and cultures have adapted as a form of leisure, celebration, socialization, or cultural practice. Mexican American males have engaged in drinking alcohol for all of these reasons. It is important to analyze the process of acculturation Mexican American experience and how it affects their ability to persuade… View Article

Long-Term Effects and Societal Impacts of Alcohol Consumption

Studies have shown that both long-term and short-term alcohol consumption affect every organ in the body in one way or another (“College Drinking – Changing the Culture”, 2012). Some of the most commonly affected organs are the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, and lungs (“College Drinking – Changing the Culture”, 2012). Alcohol consumption has… View Article

Alcoholism: Nature vs Nurture

For years people have argued that alcoholism is a choice and not a learned or inherited disease. These people will normally agree that yes, children are in fact influenced by family, but purely of a social nature, and that this disease is actually caused by poor economic status, poor social upbringings, or merely by imitating… View Article

Anxiety Among Alcoholics and Non-Alcoholics

Abstract Alcohol is one of the most widely used drug substances in the world. For many people, drinking alcohol is nothing more than a pleasant way to relax. People with alcohol use disorders, however, drink to excess, endangering both themselves and others. In the mental health area alcoholism is caused mostly by depression, anxiety and… View Article

Three Categories of Drinkers

In my experience as a bartender, I have learned that a general rule of thumb is that if you think that someone’s drinking is problematic / abusive, it probably is. I’ve noticed three types of drinking behaviors in the customers that I wait on. People who drink alcohol can be classified into three major categories:… View Article

Drinking Age

Why is it that you can hold a gun in the army but not hold a beer at the age of 18.? Turning 18 entitles receiving the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, serve on juries, get married, sign contracts, and join the military ( which involves taking on responsibilities of life and death… View Article

Alcoholic Beverage and Scott Russell Sanders

Analysis of “Under the Influence” by Scott Russell Sanders Scott Russell Sanders’ narrative essay “Under the Influence” is a piece about his experiences with his alcoholic father. To describe these experiences, Sanders uses animalistic diction, asyndeton, and explains how his father’s disease creates insecurities in himself. Sanders’ purpose is to describe life with an alcoholic… View Article

Alcoholism Is Destroying Our Society

Alcoholism is the inability to control alcohol and have a strong craving for alcohol.There are cases where people are so addicted to alcohol that they can’t remain without it whitin more than one hour.Some even drink alcohol as if they are drinking water.Alcoholism is really becoming a big problem for our society.There is no real… View Article

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The topic that I have conducted research on involves underage alcohol consumption and various levels of academic achievement. More specifically, my goal is to conceptualize the increasing amounts of underage alcohol abuse by observing the affects effects that it has on individual’s GPA. Data obtained from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests… View Article

Binge Drinking

Currently, binge drinking has become a crucial issue in the UK, it causes many problems such as car accidents, underage drinking, health. Drinking alcohol is an acceptable activity in a positive way such as people celebrate their holiday or family day. However, it is not recommended binge drinking that means drink beverages over 8 units… View Article

Changing the Minimun Legal Drinking Age in the United States

Over the past twenty years the minimum legal drinking age has been twenty-one in all US states, but that has not stopped citizens of the United Sates from attempting to lower the age. Following the end of prohibition in the United Sates during the Great Depression, all states agreed on a set of twenty-one to… View Article


Alcoholism is an issue that affects a person as well as the society at large. Despite me not being an alcoholic, I have had friends and relatives who have had to deal with the issue. Alcoholism is a personal issue; however, it also affects the society in many ways. The society is directly and indirectly… View Article

Personal Ethical Dilemma on Alcoholism

Prior to Grade 11, whenever I heard the words ‘substance abuse’ my mind immediately pictured useless, pathetic and stupid people who were ruining their lives for no reason. My notion began to change slightly as I moved through my last schooling years but even with an ever-increasing academic workload I would never even consider any… View Article

Alcohol, Harmful or Beneficial?

Alcohol consumption is a very discussed topic because of its controversial ways and ideas people have of it. The number one reason it is worldwide discussed is because it is said to help people reduce the risk of coronary disease. It is said that a ¨pattern of regular consumption¨ at least three to four days… View Article

Young Drinkers

A lot of kids started drinking around 16 years old. As the years go by, drinking reaches younger and younger people. It’s unfortunate. The average age when youth first try alcohol is 11 years for boys and 13 years for girls. By age 14, 41 percent of children have had least one drink. The average… View Article

Alcoholic Anonymous

Recently, I attended an A.A. meeting, which stands for, alcoholic anonymous. The meeting I went to was located in Penfield, NY at 1601 Jackson Road, area code 14526. It was called the Yellow House. When I walked in, everyone was very welcoming and nice. Many people stared at me intensely as I entered the Yellow… View Article

Legal Drinking Age

People have always wanted what they cannot have. Starting in 1984, this is the attitude most lawmakers in America have taken with respect to underage drinking, since it was the time when many states changed their drinking age from eighteen to twenty-one. Lawmakers thought that if you raised the drinking age, people could drink more… View Article

Psychological Effects of Alcoholism

Alcohol is a well known substance that has been present ever since. It provides a variety of functions for different people from the earliest times until today. In the past, alcoholic beverages were served not only as thirst quencher; it also played a significant role in the aspect of religion (Watson). Alcohol connotes pleasure and… View Article

The Effects of Alcohol in College Students

On college campuses across America, the use of alcohol has been an topic in need of explanation for many years. The concept will be explaned with emphise on the negative effects of hooch. Alcohol in cardio-sport athletes is especially harmful. But at any rate the negative concepts apply to all student. Besides the fact that… View Article

The Abuse of Alcohol

A large part of the population in the United States abuse or used to abuse alcohol. The health and social problems are enormous, leading to an increase in unemployment, homelessness and even death. Alcoholism can cause a lonely and poor life style. Many people use certain excuses to drink such as; “it is just one… View Article

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking with the intention to get drunk. Researchers define binge drinking as consuming eight or more units in a single session for men and six or more for women. Due to the long-term effects of alcohol misuse, binge drinking… View Article

Alcohol – Underage Drinking

Did you know that approximately one teenager between the ages of 14 and 17 die each week as a result of underage drinking? If that’s not alarming, research is saying that teenagers who frequently binge drink, are more likely to use drugs like cocaine and have sex with six or more partners and receive very… View Article

Alcoholism Feature Article

Introduction (Opening facts): Alcohol is the most dangerous drug in Australia, beating crack and heroin into second and third place in the ranking, according to recent studies. The current research used data from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that almost 60% of 18-24 year old current drinkers, who failed to… View Article

The Different Substances Which Individuals Might Use

Identify the different substances which individuals might use, how they are used and their likely effects. Abused substances produce some form of intoxication that alters judgment, attention, perception, or physical control. Psychoactive drugs can be categorised into three broad groups: 1 Stimulants: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Crack, Ecstasy, Anabolic steroids 2 Depressants: Cannabis, Alcohol, Benzodiazepines GHB etc…. View Article

Addiction: A Disease or A Weakness?

Addiction- a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease, with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving. The difference between addiction and abuse is often times unclear. It’s a… View Article