Reasons to Challenge the Drinking Age
The United States’ National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 set out to ensure that all states raised the minimum public possession and purchase age to 21. This was linked to the fact that there were many vehicle accidents occurring among the young adult and teenage population in connection with drinking and driving, (Most, 2013). This essay will explore the minimum drinking age in the U.S., and decide whether it should be lowered to people who are 18 years old.…...
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Should Underage Drinking Laws be Enforced?
Specific Speech Purpose: To convince my audience of the necessity of enforcing the underage drinking laws, in order to save lives. Thesis: Something many of you probably do not know is that alcohol is the most consumed and abused substance in America by its’ youth. (Andrea Nakaya, Underage Drinking). Each and every day scores of teenagers are having their first taste of alcohol. This computes to approximately twenty-nine percent or (about ten point eight million Americans from the ages of…...
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Should Underage Drinking be 21 in All States?
Underage Drinking The Drinking age ProCon.org from the source ProCon.org is a positive and negative effect on the drinking age that disputes to reduce the age for consumption of alcohol to be escalated to youth people to consume a big amount of alcohol in a short period of time that jeopardizes youth people department. However, reducing the MLDA claims that the age of teens is not reliable when it comes to responsibility when they have control over the consumption of…...
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The Drinking Age in the United States Should Say at 21
Even though underage drinking is illegal, 11% of the population aged 12 to 20 drink alcohol in the United States. On average, 4,300 deaths occurred because of underage drinking. It is seen as a national concern that leads to tragic deaths. Congress had raised the drinking age to 21 despite states wanting to keep it at 18. Our government should keep the drinking age at 21 because it saves more lives. The Government Should keep the drinking age at 21…...
The Most Effective And Natural Alcohol Treatment
When an alcoholic takes a final decision to approach an alcoholism treatment center to get rid of his habit of drinking, there are two major programs involved in alcohol treatment. They are the programs for inpatients and outpatients. The rehabilitation program offered by inpatient alcohol treatment centers is chosen when the alcohol has reached the extreme stage of alcoholism. That means the patient has become totally dependent on alcohol, the thought process revolves around the following fix grab and nothing…...
The Catcher in the Rye: Review of the Novel and Themes
A review of "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger, depicting how a lonely teenager, Holden Caulfield, deals with alcohol, sex, and violence. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, depicts how a lonely teenager, Holden Caulfield, deals with alcohol, sex, and violence. Teenagers must also deal with these problems daily. Alcohol is very predominate throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye. Alcoholic beverages are a readily available, and relatively inexpensive for minors to get. Over the…...
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My Experience at Al-Anon
|Field Experiment | |Understanding Diversity Fall 2011 | | | |My experience at Al-Anon | | | |Mitch Bell | |11/16/2011 | | | My Experience at Al-Anon I have never had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of Al-Anon and I have always been curious as to what a meeting would be like. Therefore, I knew this assignment would give me the perfect opportunity to attend a meeting. I have been to several meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous…...
Mill’s Harm Principle
He responds to this by noting that if a person's actions are "self regarding" (i. e. drinking excessive alcohol,) then they affect only oneself. However if this conduct disables them from performing their public duty or societal role than it can no longer be considered self-regarding action, and as a result, society ca legitimately intervene; "No person ought to be punished simply for being drunk; but a soldier or a policeman should be punished for being drunk on duty. Whenever,…...
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Hafiz’s “Ghazal 9”
On the opposite of longing for wine/love, both also have the ability to make a person lose hope in the world. Alcohol is consumed when times are rough; it can also make times rough. Love is appreciated when times are rough; when the heart is broken, times become rough. Hafiz's "Ghazal 9" demonstrates the former part of both sides: intoxication being preferred when times are rough. The mood of this poem is very somber, illustrating the hostile and lonely times:…...
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The Different Lifestyles Between an Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic
A person’s body that is physically dependent on alcohol is known as alcoholism. An alcoholic can be called an addict; someone who is addicted to alcohol. (More on the definition of “addict” is further in this essay). Alcoholism is a very serious illness that affects about 30 percent of people; 10 percent of women and 20 percent of men (Green Health Edition, Chapter8, page 222H). People all over the world and throughout history have used alcohol for every kind of…...
Coca Cola Global Analysis
Abstract: Environmental analysis of the target country: The Czech Republic, is necessary for strategic placement and expansion of business in this industry. The first task is focused on PEST analysis of the business environment in the Czech Republic paying attention to factors that concern the soft drink industry. The third task is conducting a SWOT analysis of Coca Cola in the Czech Republic with recommendations giving strategic guidelines for Coca Cola in order for the company to become a market…...
Alcohol: the Social Implications of the Rise and Consumption Early Modern Europe 1400-1789
"Swill", "grog", "firewater", and "liquid bread". There are many different terms associated with the word "alcohol". Alcohol has revolved and evolved around people's lives for thousands of years. For early modern Europeans, alcohol had served several purposes, such as medicine by means of brandy as well as foodstuff, and as to why the drink had been the go-to drink. Because of this there have been various social and economic implications that came from the introduction and popularity of this spirit.…...
Should alcohol be made illegal?
There are many areas of which I will study, firstly I will explain the science behind alcohol and what it can do to harm or benefit your body. Then I will discuss all the problems like drink driving, the expenses of alcohol, binge drinking and the medical issues that some will face if they drink more alcohol than what is recommended. Then I will compare the positives to drinking alcohol like how if you drink responsibly it does have health…...
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How Alcohol Can Affect Human Behavior?
A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he had a number of alcoholic drinks at a party. The next day he was behaving quite normally and was quite concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the previous night. Explain how alcohol may affect human behaviour. Some Facts Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of sickness caused by alcohol. Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious crimes…...
Attending a local Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
My clientele, the Alcoholic Anonymous group is comprised of members who have come together for the purposes of helping each other to stay sober and assist each other achieve sobriety. The members particularly share a common desire of stoping drinking and recovering from alcoholism. The clientele has largely remained anonymous and has adopted the 12 steps as one of the primary ways of promoting recovery from alcoholism among the members. Generallym, the meeting was part of the 12 step recovery…...
The LGBTQ Community
The LGBTQ community faces many challenges such as discrimination and hate crimes every day. Some individuals turn to drugs such as alcohol, illicit drug, marijuana, and prescription medication to ease the pain. Another reason they do this because they don't feel accepted by others or they struggle accepting themselves. The LGBTQ community has always been looked at differently, but they are humans just like any regular person. The LGBTQ community starts to abuse and misuse alcohol at a very young…...
The Positive Impact Of Alcohol Drinking
Introduction Alcohol has always been around in our lifetime since ancient time and it has been a part of social gathering, celebrations, and rituals. Most of the people have known that drinking alcohol can impact them more than it's giving the advantages. Even though they knew about the bad sides from drinking it, but they cannot quit and still really enjoyed drinking from day by day, especially, cannot lack of it in their daily life while they're having a meeting…...
Addiction means spoiled or dark future
RESPONSE #1 I think addiction means spoiled or dark future. It can be seen that in day to day busy life everyone is worried and living in a stressed environment so to remove stress mostly people use a variety of drugs which is not good for their health and future. I considered addiction as spoiled or dark future because drugs make our body parts weak and less energetic and if we have not good health then definitely our future will…...
Client is a divorced 45-year-old Caucasian male which has currently
Client is a divorced 45-year-old Caucasian male which has currently received a second DUI in three years of which this latest one, involved a serious automobile accident with injuries involved. Client is seeking treatment based on developing legal problems which appears due to alcohol related issues evident by receiving DUIs. Client is ordered by the court to attend treatment. Client is currently on probation and is ordered to see a probation counselor, randomly submit to UA test and states that…...
Substance Abuse: Mark’s Case
INTRODUCTION There are different ways to describe substance abuse. Every substance abuse case is individual and requires a unique assessment and intervention plan to best help a client. Alcoholism is injurious to health and is a prevailing plague which requires professional medical assistance, detox and long-term planning to facilitate client to heal and recuperate in a healthy environment. The continuous abuse of alcohol not only deteriorates health but also destroys one's sense of balance. Here, is a case study of…...
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Alcohol Effect on Brain: Ethanol Content of Beer
Lager. Beers made with yeast that settle on the bottom the container used. Thus, all the yeast and other material settles on the bottom which results in a clear beer. Most American beers are lagers. Pilsner. A colourless lager beer originally brewed in the city of Pilsen. Water used for this style of beer tend to be harder, with a higher calcium and magnesium content than water used for lager. The colour of pilsner is also lighter than that of…...
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The adolescent brain development is during the child and teenage
The adolescent brain development is during the child and teenage age. The most known action of this age is irrational actions. Although, there is a reason for this. The amygdala has not yet fully formed. This region of the brain is responsible for immediate reactions, such as fear and aggression. The frontal cortex has not yet full formed also. This area of the brain controls the reasoning aspects of human behavior. This forming maturity will go all the way into…...
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Substance Abuse and Dependency
Understanding of Substance Abuse Based on my understanding, substance abuse can be defined as the misuse of illicit, legal and harmful drugs which is used for mind-set adjusting purposes. It also threatens to harm the physical, social and/or emotional wellbeing of the user or different people or society by extension. Difference between Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency Though the terms substance use, abuse and dependency are sometimes used interchangeably, they all have differences. The differences are substance use has to…...
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Another noticeable element in the film is Maniyan Nandu a very lowincome
Another noticeable element in the film is Maniyan (Nandu) a very low-income plumber who also is a raging alcoholic, though he can afford only the cheapest stuff available through government retail outlets (Beverage). He regularly beats his wife Pankajam (Kalpana) who is also Raghu's domestic help. Maniyan is so addicted to alcohol, even worse than Raghu himself that he cannot distinguish from what is real and not. He creates a profound impact on Raghu. As the movie progresses, a couple…...
Should Cannabis be legalised in UK?
Over the years, there has been several debates and discussions on the legalization of cannabis in the UK. Cannabis legalization has been a subjective issue in many countries. Different countries differ on the various use necessitating its legalism; this raises a serious question about the legality of cannabis. My project centers on the legality of cannabis in the UK. In this project, I shall be looking at the medical benefits, both medical and social as well as issues in regards…...
Is Alcoholism A Disease?
This paper explores ten published articles that report about alcoholism. There are two sides: alcoholism is a disease or not a disease. Most of articles agree with a statement “alcoholism is a disease”. However, some argue that alcoholism is just a treatable addiction and a choice. Also, people think alcoholism was named to help people recognize “alcoholism is a serious problem”. It can be compared to diabetes in a equal way that over eaters have a reaction to food and…...
Drug Abuse as a Social Problem
Drugs have been around for thousands of years. "A drug is any chemical that produces a therapeutic or non-therapeutic effect in the body (Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse 2000.)" Most drugs were first used for medicinal purposes, such as marijuana. Active substances were not extracted into drugs until the 19th century. Newly discovered substances like morphine, laudanum, and cocaine were completely unregulated and prescribed freely by physicians for a wide variety of ailments. Wounded veterans returned home with their kits…...
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Addiction and Behavior
Thesis Statement: In this paper, I will try and analyze addiction and the various behaviors that addiction will induce in an individual, and I will also describe the kinds of addiction that an average individual is prone to, and research the efforts that are being made for an addict to try to control his offensive behavior brought on by his addiction. Experts feel and do stress on the fact that addictions and compulsions of any kind stem and originate from…...
A Taste of Honey Play Review
Shelagh Delaney the writer of the play "A Taste of Honey" was born on November 25th 1939 in Salford, England. It was in school when she saw her first play, an amateur performance of Shakespeare's "Othello". She was only twelve at the time, and the play made a great impression on her. When she was seventeen, she began writing "A Taste of Honey" as a novel but later realised that it would be better as a play so it was…...
Alcoholism, Personal Values and Behavior
Coming out from my closed where I live, I saw a huge handsome young man of his late twenties staggering, very dirty and looking haggard. Yes! I guessed he must have smoked some quantities of marijuana herb or something else that made him look mad. Little did I know that the young man was indeed over fed with alcohol, no wonder he muttered when I passed him to buy some loaves of bread and I remembered he did smelled profusely.…...
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Impacts of Alcoholism on Family Welfare
CHAPTER ONE 1. 0 Introduction 1. 1 Introduction This chapter contains the background of the problem, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research questions, justification of the study, limitations of the study, the scope of the study and the conceptual framework. 1. 2 Background to the Problem Seventy percent of Kenyan families are affected by alcoholism (Simiyu, 2006). Man has, over time, indeed come to acknowledge the fact that alcoholism is indeed destructive to…...
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Promoting Alcohol on Tv
Alcoholism is the excessive and usually uncontrollable use of alcoholic drinks. There are many symptoms, complications, treatments and ways of prevention for alcoholism. Certain groups of people may be at a greater risk than others for several different reasons. There are numerous factors in why people may become addicted. Usually, a variety of factors contribute to the development of alcoholism. Social factors such as the influence of peers, family, society, the availability of alcohol, mental illness, stress, and not knowing…...
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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 the behaviors of those who raised them. However, research has proven that in a great deal of cases there is in fact enormous basis for…...
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Environmental Problems in Prenatal Development
Abstract For my research topic, I chose environmental problems in prenatal development. I chose this topic because I have a great interest in prenatal development and the care the mother provides that will negatively affect the fetus while it is still developing. Learning about the problems that occur will be an enormous advantage with my future career in nursing. Throughout my research, I hope to discover what the symptoms, of environmental influences, a fetus can contract during development. During prenatal…...
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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 affected by people who overindulge and constantly abuse alcohol. Furthermore, people become alcoholics because of personal as well as societal issues. For example, a personal…...
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This poem is by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900). Merely discussing him is a sad matter, because Dowson was both a student at Oxford for a time and a severe alcoholic whose life ended far too early. We can extend the parallel further in he was a Roman Catholic by conversion. We should not be surprised that he titled his poem in Latin; this was in the days, after all, when a knowledge of Latin was considered indispensable to a good education.…...
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Road Accidents Malaysia
Nowadays, road accidents are very common in Malaysia. Everyday we read newspaper we also can saw many news about there are many peoples involved in the road accidents. First of all, what is means by road accidents? Road accidents are means that when some automobile crash together or the vehicle crash on the side of the road or the peoples at the road. According to the sources from Royal Malaysian Police (n.d), there is a statistic mentioning the number of…...
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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 complete high school, began drinking before the age of 16. The survey also revealed that teens are more likely to try alcohol for the first…...
Relapse Prevention Plan
Jed, a 38-- year old welder, registered in the treatment center after his arrest arising from inebriated driving (DUI/DWI) (National Institute on Alcoholic Abuse and Alcoholism, n.d.). His lawyer has actually recommended him to stop drinking and get treatment till his trial date, which remains in approximate two months. Jed does not believe that he will serve any jail time, but feels that treatment might help enhance his court case (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol addiction, n.d.). In…...
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Addiction and Addictions
Introduction There are many factors that are damaging today's society. Addictions are a fast growing concern, it has branched off and caused many problems whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet, or eating. Addictions are something society faces everyday. Although there are many reasons behind why addiction are growing, and where they stemmed from, today's society has focused primarily on how someone with an addictions problem can seek help. Also the many Gaps and Barriers around addictions…...
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Alcoholism in America
Hook! (1250) America is known for having their freedom and that’s why we have such a big number of Alcoholics. However, those alcoholics do not know how severe it is every time they decide to pick up a bottle. Alcoholism may lead to domestic abuse, memory loss, and death.
Alcohol and Domestic Abuse
When you drink alcohol you lose control of your mind and possibly your body. That can make you do some ignorant things. For instance like abusing someone in your household, and that even means punching or pushing that person. Bellafante found research that in the 19th century there was several women who came up forward about temperance. They did that because they had enough of their spouses coming home from a saloon and raising a fist to them. That is probably the most common kind of domestic abuse there is. The sad thing is that the wives or even girlfriends will stay with them because they believe that it is true love.
The worst kind of domestic abuse is when things get out of hand and someone is murdered. The Bureau of Justice did a study about domestic abuse and alcohol. They discovered “ more than half of defendants accused of murdering a spouse had been drinking at the time the murder occured”. (Bellafante) The justice department also found out that “two-thirds of victims who had endured violence from a partner reported that the partner had been drinking at the time of the attack” Alcohol can make a certain person become aggressive. The alcohol’s chemicals affect your brain’s chemicals and changes your judgement of character. It changes it to a point where one might hate the person that they supposedly “love”.
There was one incident on a New York piece that caused a male named Mr. Schneiderman to resign from his office. Bellafante also stated that Mr. Schneiderman was being accused of drinking excessively and physically abusing four women that he was dating. Once again the four women believe that he is an alcoholic. In fact one accuser said that Mr. Schneiderman “would almost always drink 2 bottles of wine in a night, then one bottle of scotch in the bedroom. He would get absolutely plastered five nights out of seven.” she continues to say “he literally fell on his face in my kitchen, straight down like a tree falling. His attacks would follow”. (Bellafante)
Alcohol itself is not the problem to domestic abuse or just abusive people in general. It depends on how the person who chooses to drink, acts upon it. Although more than half that drinks alcohol probably is abusive.
On another note binge drinking of alcohol has a high rate of memory loss. Rather its short term or long term, alcohol effects what is developed in your brain. The University of Oxford done a study about moderate to heavy drinkers and how alcohol affects their brain. Oxford gave them a minute to name as many words as they could beginning with a certain letter. They did this as a language fluency test to see how quick their brain could respond. The results was “the heaviest drinkers were most likely to have clear shrinkage of a part of the brain called the hippocampus, a change that can precede or accompany dementia”. (Painter) That was for heavy drinkers but moderate drinkers almost had no difference. “Even moderate drinkers were three times more likely than abstainers to show hippocampal shrinkage”. (Painter) So even moderate drinkers, which is drinking about 3-4 glasses of alcohol a day, was not safe from brain problems.
Alcohol plays a role in your memory depending on the amount of time that has gone by. When someone wakes up from a night of excessively drinking, they will not remember details of what happened that night. They might recall doing or saying certain things, but its all just a fuzzy blur. A psychology professor said that “when people experience blackouts, they have ‘gaps’ in their memories that they then try to piece together to create a personal narrative. To reconstruct what they don’t remember, people many use factual information, as well as how they believe that an event should have happened.” (Howard) That’s what alcoholics will do to try to cover up their problem.
Putting your brain through all of that difficulty, would cause some serious problems. After awhile your brain will be developed to slurring words and thinking slowly. So slow that you might have the possibility of dementia. All of this just because you wanted to have a “fun” night.
Risks of Alcohol-Related Death
Last, but not least alcohol has the power to cause death.. According to a study in the journal “The Lancet”, “Alcohol is the highest risk factor for disease and premature death in mean and women between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide”. (LaMotte) In 2016 there was 2.8 million deaths that was associated with alcohol. The rate has probably just gone up higher since then.
There is not much to say or explain about how being an alcoholic can cause death, because it is self explanatory. All that I have mentioned so far can result in death. During domestic abuse the partner being abusive, in most cases, will kill the other partner. Memory loss can turn out to be dementia and that is one way to die. When a person blacks out they have no control over their mind and if at a high location they might fall off. Drinking big amounts in a short period of time can given a person alcohol poisoning. Most people do not survive alcohol poisoning. “Alcohol overuse remains a persistent public health problem and is responsible for more deaths, as many as 88,00 per year”. (Glaser) That is only in America, and that’s a pretty big indent in our population.
One could argue that having a drink a day is better for your health and won’t do any damage. However, what this argument fails to consider is that moderate drinking over time will only make your health worse. ‘At no point… is there a level of consumption that appears to lower the overall risk of developing any of the wide array of diseases investigated to comparison of non-drinkers.” (LaMotte)