Alcoholism Papers

  • Lower The Legal Drinking Age

    1360 words, 6 pages

    Lower the Legal Drinking Age Since the time of prohibition in the 1920’s there has always been a great debate over whether or not alcohol should be consumed in the United States. In 1933 the government said that it was legal to manufacture and consume alcohol in the United States as long as you were over the age of twenty-one in most states. In the 1970’s this age went down to anywhere from eighteen to twenty in different states. This was done because of the lowering of many of the other laws such as voting and when you legally became an adult. The minimum legal drinking age was then rais

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    Alcoholics Anonymous: A Moving Experience

    1455 words, 6 pages

    Alcoholics Anonymous is the most widely used recovery program for alcoholism. A.A Fact File (2005) defines Alcoholics Anonymous as “ a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism” (p.6). Alcoholism is a growing and widespread problem in our society. It has caused far reaching physical and psychological effects, not only for the alcoholics but for other members of the family also. History of AA A. A, also known as Alcoholics Anonymous, was founded in 1935

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    Alcohol Abuse Among Young People

    1704 words, 7 pages

    What are drinking problems? How serious is alcohol abuse among young people? What is the trend in drunk driving? What help is available for alcoholism? What Is Alcohol Abuse To some college students, heavy drinking that leads to vomiting is not alcohol abuse but simply having a good time and being "one of the gang." To many whose religion requires abstinence, simply tasting an alcohol beverage is not only alcohol abuse but a sin. To many activists, a married couple quietly enjoying a drink with their dinner is guilty of abusing alcohol if they happen to be twenty years of age. To

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    Underage Drinking

    1625 words, 7 pages

    The teen years: the years of our lives where our heads are filled with mixed emotions, our bodies our going through drastic changes, and we are constantly trying to fit in and be accepted. And with all these attributes of adolescence comes the consumption of alcohol. It’s not that the consumption of alcohol is an imperative factor for induction to the world of adulthood, but rather alcohol is used by millions of teens worldwide for various reasons such as peer pressure by his or her social environment, his or her emotional state of mind, his or her family lifestyle, an

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    Alcohol: Most Used And Abused Drug

    2102 words, 9 pages

    Alcohol is the most used and abused drug in the world, for this reason there is no wonder why we have alcohol problems. The most common problem is alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic usually progressive disease that includes both a psychological and a physical addiction to alcohol. Alcoholics know what will happen to them when they drink but they are so addicted they can't stop drinking. Alcohol becomes the most important part of the person's life. It totally consumes them, all their thoughts and actions have to do are somehow associated with alcohol. Alcoholism like other illnes

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    Alcoholims Affect Us

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Alcoholism Affect Us? When people hear the word drug they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well. If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one than taking illegal drugs. Irresponsible drinking can destroy a person’s life as well as the lives of those around them. When people become both physically and psychologically addicted to alcohol, the

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    Alcoholism

    1584 words, 7 pages

    Johnson 1 Sara Johnson English 112 Professor Conchs December 7, 2009 Alcoholism People all around the world have been drinking alcohol for about 15,000 years. Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Alcoholism is characterized by a continuous or periodic impaired control over drinking; preoccupation with alcohol; and use of alcohol despite adverse consequences and distortions in thinking, most notably denial (about.com/alcoholism). Alcohol is a d

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    Alcohol

    5355 words, 22 pages

    ALCOHOL (How to Give It Up And Be Glad You Did) By: Philip Tate Ph.D Published by See Sharp Press (1997) (Second Edition) ISBN # 1-884365-10-8 Chapters (20) Pages (204) Cullen Rice Jan Pascal PSYC 130-034 5/5/11 Intro When deciding a book for the book review assignment I knew right away what I wanted to do. I wanted to get a better understanding why alcoholics drink and what in their mind makes them feel the need to do so. My Father is an alcoholic and has been drinking for over forty years. I really wanted to understand my father’s situation and why he

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    Alcohol And The Elderly

    1672 words, 7 pages

    Although it may seem that the elderly have more physical problems than other populations, they are rarely thought of as alcohol and drug abusers. The size of the elderly population (65 and older) will grow in the next decades from an estimated 35 million (12.4 percent of the U.S population) to over 70 million (20 percent of the U.S population by 2030. An estimated 1.4 to 22 percent of the elderly suffer from alcoholism (Benshoff, 2003). Alcoholism among the elderly is a widespread but a seldom-discussed problem that is often carefully hidden by the drinker. There are f

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    The Negative Effect Of Alcohol On Society

    1704 words, 7 pages

    Being an eye witness of a deadly alcohol related accident is all it took to understand the damage that can be done. A girl was driving a convertible Ford Mustang with the top down at around 3:00 am in the morning, with her friend in the passenger seat. The night was fun and eventful, until one split second would change the two girls’ lives. The driver was speeding off of the off-ramp of the freeway having a good time dancing and listening to music, when she tried to make a sudden right onto the street. At that point she lost control of her car and rammed into the side cement wall. The driver w

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    Alcohol Fuelled Violence

    1248 words, 5 pages

    Purpose of presentation My purpose for presenting information to people about alcohol fuelled violence and it’s relation to excessive drinking, is to educate both young and old citizens of the community about the dangers of excessive drinking and the statistics of alcohol fuelled violence. The reason for doing this is to help prevent alcohol fuelled violence in the community and to create awareness. By creating awareness of alcohol fuelled violence and the dangers of excessive drinking, my goal is that it will help to keep sensible drinkers and night goers safe. I know it won’t stop the viole

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    Alcoholism

    1251 words, 6 pages

    The first thing that pops into my head when I think of alcoholism, is the image of an old dirty bum, setting on the corner begging for money and drinking out of paper bag. I could not have been further off on my personal view or stereotype of an alcoholic. Alcoholism also known as alcohol dependence syndrome is a destructive pattern of alcohol use that includes tolerance to or withdrawal from the substance, using more alcohol or using it for longer than planned, and trouble reducing its use. Alcoholism is a disease, and is the third most common mental illness, affecting more than 14 millio

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    Nature Vs Nurture

    1255 words, 6 pages

    Running Head: NATURE VS. NURTURE-THE GREAT DEBATE 1 Nature vs. Nurture: The Great Debate Jeffery Gray, RN Western Governors University NATURE VS. NURTURE: THE GREATE DEBATE 2 Abstract Describe the basic elements of the nature-nurture controversy. There are two different rationales for the origin, cause, or source of human behavior. Researchers and Scientists alike suggest that behavior is either the result of nature or nurture. Nature suggests that human behavior is the result of a genetic disposition, in other words, an individ

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    Alcoholism Has Many Detrimental Effects On Life

    1248 words, 5 pages

    How frequently has it been mentioned that alcoholism is a disease? Those of us who pay enough attention have certainly heard it many times. The terms alcoholism, alcohol addiction, alcohol abuse, and alcohol dependency are often used interchangeably (CDC, 1989). Most experts agree that alcoholism is a disease in which someone’s body becomes heavily dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism describes the behavior of people who consume alcohol compulsively and uncontrollably. Many problems that our society faces today can be safely blamed on alcohol abuse. The effects of alcoholism are serious. People wh

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    United States Prohibition Pros And Cons

    1510 words, 7 pages

    Its hard to believe to that back in the 1920’s and 1930’s that alcohol use was banned, which is better known as the Prohibition. It was known also as the “dry laws” and was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the manufacturing and distributing of alcohol. This law was established in the United States when it seemed that not many citizens in the country had been sober. “The leaders of the Prohibition or Temperance movement were alarmed at the drinking behavior of Americans and they were concerned that there was a culture of drinkers among some sectors of

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    1515 words, 7 pages

    Table of contents Title page | Pg.1 | Table of contents | Pg.2 | Introduction | Pg.3 | Review of literature | Pg.3-5 | Methodology | Pg.5 | Primary Research | Pg.5-6 | Discussion | Pg.6 | Conclusion | Pg.7 | Works Cited | Pg.7 | Appendix | Pg.9-10 | Introduction Alcoholism is my topic; I choose to research this because as a teenager I was concerned about learning of the effects of alcoholism. A brief definition of alcoholism is “an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from

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    Annotations (Alcoholism And Teens)

    1518 words, 7 pages

    1. Thesis Statement: Alcohol abuse is a significant problem among young people and a solution needs to be found.  Today, alcoholism is the drug of choice by teens and causes most reckless problems today. There are more and more serious problems because of underage drinking and their lack of experience about the drinking. Alcoholism can impact our teens' social behaviors’, social values including psychological, personality, and personal judgment. How can we find excellent solutions to rescue the teens from alcoholism? 2. Annotations; The Background of Alcoholism

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    Firewater

    1749 words, 7 pages

    There are many issues that Native Americans are dealing with today. But one those issues are alcohol abuse. Many Native Americans and their families are dealing with addiction to alcohol. It isn’t just one tribe but all the tribes all over America. The lifestyle of the Indian people is not improving, but getting worse. All kinds of crimes, domestic violence, alcoholism, drugs, and gambling problems exist and are growing on the reservation. It also has become a problem that alcoholism is a major contributor to the social disintegration of communities across our reservati

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    The Impact And The Dramatic Effects Of Alcohol On The Human Body

    1775 words, 8 pages

    Introduction: Humanity has always yielded to the pressure of different chemical substances that eventually caused it irreparable damage. Finding the “cure” from the damage obtained was the next step. And it seems that only now, when the number of the diseases caused by different substances has reached its peak, people have finally understood that the best “cure” is the prevention of any forms of substance abuse. Alcohol is not the last one in the list of these destructive substances. It is the “companion” of any significant event occurring in the life of modern people or even an everyday way

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    Alcholism

    2448 words, 10 pages

    Alcoholism Danielle Purington Psychology 101 Contents Introduction 3 Legalization 4 What is Alcohol Abuse? 5 What are the effects of alcohol? 6 What is Alcoholism? 9 Is alcoholism hereditary? 10 Is there treatment for alcoholism? 12 Is there a cure for Alcoholism? 14 Introduction The writer of this paper chooses to write about alcoholism, as she realized how close it is to her life. The writer realized how she chooses to ignore the fact that the person closets to her, has a serious problem, and that it hard for her to admit. I find myself denying th

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    Which Comes First Alchol Or The Alcoholic

    2863 words, 12 pages

    Abstract The topic of this paper involves the causes of alcoholic behavior. The purpose was to examine three studies done on personality traits and how or if they predispose someone to alcoholism. The material covered included research done on alcoholism, personality traits related to alcoholism, and personality testing. The sources used were from research articles, websites, and medical journals. Through exploration of personal experiences and prior research done on the subject of personality being either a precursor or a result of alcoholism, it is concluded that there are many causes o

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    Alcoholism: A Very Real And Serious Disease

    2198 words, 9 pages

    During college years it is very common, if not habitual for students to consume alcohol on the weekends and sometimes during the week. Because alcohol is so readily available and usually present at every college party, drinking becomes “the thing to do”. Social drinking on the weekends is one thing, but many take it much farther than that. Some students look to get wasted or belligerently intoxicated. When students get into the habit of abusing alcohol to get drunk on a consistent basis this becomes a problem, and the disease known as alcoholism can develop. As a colleg

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