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Definitions of and Treatment for Alcohol Abuse - One out of every thirteen adults are considered to be an alcoholic or to suffer from drinking problems. Alcoholism is a developmental disease that progresses slowly over a number of years and is based on both the physical and emotional dependency on alcohol. In many cases it leads to brain damage or early death. Alcoholism is a chromic disease, which means that it will last a person’s lifetime. The risk for developing alcoholism is influenced by both a person’s genes and their lifestyle. Early symptoms of alcoholism includes putting an excessive importance on the availability of alcohol....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse, alcohol, Alcoholism, ] 585 words
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Teenage Alcohol Abuse - Teenage alcohol abuse is one of the major problems that affect academic performance, cause health problems and is responsible for the death of teenage drivers and sometime their passengers. Many teens drink because they think it is cool and do not understand the dangers of drinking alcohol. In 2008 a survey on the students views on alcohol was conducted in the Atlanta Public School System of 4,241 students surveyed results showed 74% of sixth graders felt there was a health risk while 25% felt there was no health risk; 81% of eighth graders felt there was a health risk, while 19% felt there was none; 82% of tenth graders felt there was a health risk, while 18% felt there was none, and 84% o...   [tags: Alcohol Abuse] 2203 words
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Alcohol Abuse and Native Americans - The impact of various kinds of substances to cultural groups has historically been precipitated by the significance of particular substances on different cultural groups (Moore, 2010).This is mainly because the long term usage of these substances leads to the integration of the consumption of the substance into the cultural patterns of the given group. One such group that has been affected by the extensive usage of a particular substance is the Native American community. According to the Associated Press (2014, August 28), as noted on the MSNBC website, out of ten deaths among the Native American population, one is Alcohol related....   [tags: Substance Abuse]
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Organizations - An organization is a social unit of people that is designed and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals. All organizations have a management structure that determines relationships between the different activities and the members, and subdivisions and assigns roles, responsibilities, and authority to carry out different tasks. Organizations are open systems; they can affect and are affected by their environment (What is an organization. definition and meaning, 2013). Working in an organization individual’s deal with numerous issues....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Heroin, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse - 1. A 20-year-old friend of yours expresses a desire to receive treatment for alcohol abuse. What form of treatment would you recommend your friend look into, and why. Detail the strengths of the form of treatment you would recommend, along with its possible weaknesses. (273) First I would make sure my friend wanted to receive treatment. So, I would go to their place and have them retrieve all there alcohol and pour it down the drain after that I would recommend my friend go to a few Alcoholics Anonymous groups which is a self help program that provides support and guidance for individuals with alcohol use disorder excessively (Comer, 2013, pp.380)....   [tags: substance abuse, disorder, addiction]
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is an even bigger problem that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Abusing either one of these substances can lead to the death of you or the death of someone else or even cause a major change in their life like Jacqueline’s story, her whole life has been changed because of another person’s ignorance and carelessness. Therefore, you should know the facts about drug and alcohol abuse before you do something you may regret for the rest of your life....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 1167 words
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Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Anonimus - ... According to the National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism (2014), alcohol enters the blood as soon as the first sip and affect the body in as early as ten minutes. The amount then increase depending on the amount of drinks and the effects range from impairment, breathing problems, slurred speech, and coma. Some can even experience death as a result of becoming intoxicated because of having too much alcohol in the bloodstream. National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism (2014)....   [tags: dead, comma, social life]
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Complications of Alcohol Abuse and Love - The characters in Raymond Carver’s stories see love in different ways. Carver wrote many short stories including “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” and “Where I’m Calling From” in which the characters discuss what love means to them and how their relationships have failed or succeeded. Due to his own life experiences, Raymond Carver wrote about the complications caused by love and alcohol abuse. The second collection of short stories by Raymond Carver was titled after one of the stories, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse - In the world we live in today, people have quite easy access to things that can corrupt them. These things cloud one’s judgment and coerce people into doing things they should not. Alcohol is one of those things. Alcohol is extremely easy to get ahold of. It can be attained from anywhere; there are bars and liquor stores on every corner. One can get alcohol in grocery stores, gas stations, people can even brew it themselves if they know how. Alcohol that is commonly abused comes in a large variety ranging from weaker alcohols like wine and beer to stronger substances like tequila and vodka....   [tags: tequila, acoholism, addiction]
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Three Characteristics of Alcohol Abuse - 3 characteristics of alcohol abuse. Alcoholism is a progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, and being preoccupied with alcohol. Loss of control: Engaging in other risk behaviours will under the influence of alcohol. Loss of motivation: Losing interest in other activities you loved or enjoyed. Compulsive preoccupation: Compulsive worrying about other things and craving alcohol. Characteristics that encourage youth to engage in alcohol abuse. Peer pressure: Teenagers want to be a part of a popular group or ‘gang’ and therefore give in to anything, and always listen to what others have to say....   [tags: alcoholism, teens, depression] 546 words
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The Truth About What Alcohol Abuse Does to a Fetus - The Truth About Fetal Alcohol Abuse Would you have ever thought of physically, mentally, and/or emotionally harming an unborn child. In the 1990s people have noted the significant impact alcohol-related birth defects are having on our society then and now. My essay will discuss alcohol consumption among pregnant women and its adverse effects on fetal development. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS is physical and mental health problem that destroys a child's learning development. Women risk their unborn children when they consume alcohol during pregnancy and puts their children at risk for multiple constellations of abnormalities when they are born....   [tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, FAS]
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Alcohol: It's Time For Another Prohibition - Alcohol is one of the most consumed drugs worldwide. Alcohol consumption dates back to the Neolithic period circa 10,000 BCE (Patrick 12-13 ) and is the oldest psychoactive drug. Alcohol consumption is tied to religious ceremony, social gatherings, and cultural events; drinking alcohol is even simply equated to fun. The popularity of alcohol can also be tied to a physiological reaction in the human body, “drinking alcohol induced opioid release in... areas of the brain implicated in reward valuation.”(Mitchell et al....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse]
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - "The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, addiction]
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - In the United States alone, nearly 18 million people have an addiction to alcohol. This drug can be a mild to chronic addiction and sometimes can turn out fatal for some people (Chakraburtty). Almost 100,000 people have died from overusing this drug (Chakraburtty). Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is not only damaging emotionally, physically, and mentally to the person who is doing it, but to the people around them as well. Both alcoholism and alcohol abuse are each categorized as different cases. Alcohol abuse is different from alcoholism because people who are just alcohol abusers still have the ability to stop when they need, or to have the common sense to know when they have had too much....   [tags: short and long term impairment]
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Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers - According to a study conducted by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Association, approximately 11,318 American teenagers try alcohol for the first time everyday. Teenagers experience the pressures of everyday life; therefore, some teens may begin to drink to cope with the stress. During the teenage years of one’s life, peers influence many decisions. For this reason, peer pressure is a major cause of alcohol abuse in teenagers. Additionally, teenagers are known to be rebellious. Hormones and the stress of every day life may create a rebellious teen....   [tags: Consequences: Teens, Society] 1020 words
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - When someone is facing a problem with alcohol or uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages which can lead to health, personal relationships, and social standing is called Alcoholism. Every alcoholism addict has different causes that lead him or her to that situation. Similar to drug addiction, when it develops over a period of time it became a very serious problem. Alcohol abuse and addiction are very serious medical conditions must be treated by chemical dependency specialists. There are a lot of factors that may lead someone to alcohol problems for examples are genetic, emotional and social....   [tags: Britain, Liver, Consequences] 1487 words
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Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers - Alcohol abuse in teens has become a big problem in the U.S. and because of it, that's an obstacle to not succeed in college. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a report “that youth under the age of 21 drink alcohol, therefore, the statistics show that youth ages 12 and 20 drink 11% of all alcohol ingested in the U.S.” (Unknown Author) but, there are reasons youth under 21 consume this substance which these include peer pressure, increased independence, desire to do it, stress, other reasons are family problems like: parents divorced, family member sick or passed away....   [tags: Causual Analysis Essay, Problem, Society, USA]
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol is the number one drug problem among America’s youth. More senior high school students use alcohol than any other psychoactive drug. Family doctors, pediatricians, schoolteachers, and parents know that alcohol is overwhelmingly the drug of choice among today’s youth, although trendier substances such as cocaine are often given more attention in the headlines (Carla Felsted, p. vii). Furthermore, it is widely acknowledged that drinking alcohol is a part of the youth culture in America; it may also be understood as a culturally conditioned and socially controlled behavior....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction]
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Alcohol Abuse - Unlike most other substances that can be abused easily, alcohol is the most accessible as you can legally buy it in almost any city or town without interference if you are above the legal age. Easy access to alcohol is a key reason why alcohol abuse and alcoholism is such a common problem in America. In the United States, “alcohol abuse affects about 10% of women, and 20% of men. ” The scary thing about alcohol is that it attracts and affects people from all socioeconomic backgrounds; nobody is immune to alcohol abuse....   [tags: Health]
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Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in the United States. Although the consumption of alcohol by itself is not a social problem, the continuous and excessive use of alcohol can become problematic. There are four symptoms associated with alcohol dependence which are craving, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. 17.6 million People, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Alcohol Abuse - This critical thought exercise will focus on people in society that are addicted to drugs, alcohol, and other habit-forming substances. In this paper we will specifically focus on the consumption of alcohol and other addictive substances like tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, and others. This exercise will describe the various demographics in which these people comprise in relation to the non-addicted population. Alcohol abuse is among the most recognized types of addictive personalities. Due to its accessibility, inexpensive cost and casual use among the general populous, its reach can be vast....   [tags: drugs, tobacco, marijuana]
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse - In the book Understanding Drug Use, An Adult's Guide to Drugs and the Young, by Peter Marin and Allan Cohen, you find that education in our youth today is vital. In a few short years, drug taking by younger people has become a fact of life in America, and for hundreds of thousands of families this fact poses a profound problem with wrenching social, legal, and psychological implications. Faced with an upsetting and unfamiliar experience when they discover that their children are experimenting with drugs or alcohol, parents search frantically for solutions-often coming up with the wrong ones, thereby intensifying an already sensitive situation....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 466 words
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Drug And Alcohol Abuse - If I were an advisor to the Governor of Missouri, the issue I would encourage him to address is the manufacture of drugs and the use of drugs and alcohol throughout our state. The advice I would give him is to impose stiffer penalties for those who manufacture drugs and focus on prevention, and, most importantly, rehabilitation, of those who abuse alcohol or drugs.According to the Missouri Department of Mental Health, alcohol and drug abuse affects more than 259,000 Missourians and another 800,000 who are family members of substance abusers....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 998 words
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Alcohol Abuse - In today's modern society alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse has become one of the most complex, life-threatening issues. Most depressed individuals usually indulge themselves in bars or pubs with their alcohols to escape from their stressful life. It has become increasingly alarming how alcohol does not only attract the adults, but also teenagers these days. "Research has shown that approximately 14 million Americans (7.4%) of the population meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcoholism" ("Facts about Alcohol")....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction] 978 words
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Underage Alcohol Abuse - ... Alcohol poisoning is another effect it causes people to become very unresponsive, confused, pass out, or even go into a coma. It is life threatening and requires urgent treatment. Appearance is also a effect. Alcohol has been known to make people age faster and gain weight. One last short term effect of alcohol abuse is that it can get you in trouble with the law. Anyone that drinks or give someone alcohol who is under the age of 21 is breaking the law. Even if the adult isn’t aware of the drinking going on they can still be punished.I feel if adults give teens alcohol then yes they should be punished because that is breaking the law but, also it is giving them the idea that underage dri...   [tags: personal experience, teenagers] 2827 words
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Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Annotated Bibliography - ... Abrams, and Gordon J. G. Asmundson. "Symptoms Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Depression In Relation To Alcohol-Use And Alcohol-Related Problems Among Canadian Forces Veterans." Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry 58.7 (2013): 417-425.Academic Search Premier. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. Mathew G. Fetzner, Murray P. Abrams, and Gordon J. G. Asmundson from the department of psychology in the University of Regina. This scholarly journal covers different symptoms of stress disorders and depression related to alcohol-use or alcohol-related problems among veterans....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography ] 717 words
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The Abuse of Alcohol - The use of alcohol has been around since pre-biblical times. Since then alcohol has been consumed at dinners, parties, in clubs, and some religious practices. The problem with our society and the way in which it consumes alcohol is that it is no longer drank for the taste, or the pleasure of the socializing time that is rarely accompanied with it anymore, but it is used more often for the effects it has on the mind and body. This is the result of the high availability that people have to it. Some cities have as many as four liquor stores, gas stations that carry alcohol as well as general stores such as Wal*Mart that carry alcoholic substances....   [tags: liquor, alcoholic substances, alcoholism, health]
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Sociological Perspectives on Alcohol Use, Problems, and Policy - It is unfortunate that many people within our society and worldwide suffers from the affects of alcohol addiction. There are many issues associated with this addiction and many times it’s not only the victim that deals with the addiction but also the people in close association with the individual. Alcohol addiction can afflict anyone and knows no limits of its damage that it can do to a person’s life or the people in their lives. Most importantly are the ones whom seek help for their addiction as it becomes a lifelong healing period for them....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Abuse]
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Alcohol and Drug Abuse      Alcohol and drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. It is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals' lives, but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. "Drug and alcohol abuse", these phrases we hear daily on the radio, television or in discussions of social problem. But what do they mean or what do we think and understand by it. Most of us don't really view drug or alcohol use as a problem, if that includes your grandmother taking two aspirins when she has a headache or your friends having few beers or drinks on Saturday night....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1345 words
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Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse - Drug and alcohol abuse affects men and women of all colors, religions, backgrounds, and ages in every corner of our country. We will cover the statistics on drugs and alcohol addictions and how certain drugs affect a person. Additionally we will cover how substance abuse affects a person’s family and community. Most importantly we will cover the treatment and prevention of substance abuse. Statistics on Drug and Alcohol Addiction In the United States, 2,500 youths between the ages of 12 to 17 will try a prescription drug for the first time....   [tags: drug and alcohol abuse] 3213 words
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The Effects and Impact of Alcohol Consumption - Alcohol has affected human lives in their own society every day since its dawning in the stone age, perhaps even earlier. Though alcohol is not illegal, it was when the eighteenth amendment was first ratified because of alcoholism. Alcoholism is entitled to those who abuse alcohol by over consumption to the brink of mental illness and compulsive behavior which then ultimately results in alcohol dependency. It affects many different groups of people, but it is affecting students in high school and college....   [tags: alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drunk drivers]
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Managing Alcohol Use in Today’s Navy - The military has faced problems with sailors and alcohol abuse since the inception of the navy over 200 years ago. Today, alcohol is a major part of the American culture and is present at almost every major social function. With alcohol so readily available, the question leaders answer is how to manage alcohol use in a way that maintains operational efficiency and good morale within the Navy. It is common knowledge that during the formative years of the United States Navy alcohol played a major role in maritime life for sailors of all ranks....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism]
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Alcohol Abuse: Alcoholism as a Disease - The problem of alcohol abuse has been recognized for thousands of years, but only more recently have we begun to see alcohol addiction as a treatable disorder. According to the Classical Disease Model of `Alcoholism,' habitual use of alcohol can be identified as a disease. Webster's Dictionary defines the concept of `disease' as follows: "Any departure from health presenting marked symptoms; malady; illness; disorder." Therefore, as many occurrences of alcohol excess provoke such symptoms, it is somewhat understandable that `alcoholism' is classified as a disease....   [tags: Health Addiction] 2169 words
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Severe Costs of Alcohol Abuse - I have learned from my personal experiences that young teens should avoid consumption of alcoholic drinks. This in turn avoids many problems in the future and gives the person a better quality of life. Alcohol is the most widely abused legal depressant in the United States. The numerous problems associated with alcohol abuse are a major problem in todays society. This major problem kills many innocent people and is a deadly habit to start. One focus I choose to illustrate is the severe costs of abusing alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 914 words
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Alcohol abuse among the elderly - Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although this number is hard to pin down....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse - Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse The relationship between eating disorders and alcoholism has become a widely researched topic only in the last fifteen years. Since 1985, there have been an increasing number of research and case studies substantiating a correlation between these two behavioral and addictive disorders. Alcoholism affects nearly 14 million United States citizens (http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/booklet.htm ). The four basic elements of this disease include a craving for, loss of control over, physical dependence on, and tolerance to alcohol (http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/booklet.htm)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Papers]
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Transcendental Meditation: Alternative Therapy for Alcohol Abuse - Transcendental Meditation: Alternative Therapy for Alcohol Abuse Proponents of the Transcendental Meditation program initiated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi have expressed their ideas in various web sites on the World Wide Web, through pages such as The Transcendental Meditation Program at http://www.tm.org and the Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program of the Maharishi University of Management at http://www.miu.edu/TM_Research. In these sites positive messages are conveyed about the benefits of meditation to its practitioner within the physiological, psychological, sociological, intellectual, and interpersonal realms....   [tags: Alcohol Alcoholism Essays] 1399 words
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Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers: Killing Teens and Hurting Society - According to a study conducted by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Association, approximately 11,318 American teenagers try alcohol for the first time every day. Teenagers experience the pressures of everyday life; therefore, some teens may begin to drink to cope with the stress. During the teenage years of one’s life, many decisions are influenced by peers. For this reason, peer pressure is a major cause of alcohol abuse in teenagers. Additionally, teenagers are known to be rebellious. Hormones and the stress of every day life may create a rebellious teen....   [tags: Stress, Peer Pressure, Rebelliousness] 1134 words
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - What Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse is all about. Alcoholism is a very serious disease, which can cause illness, death, injuries, schooling problems, family breakups, and crime. It is a proven fact the alcohol kills more people than any other illegal drugs combined. Yet alcohol courses freely through American society, from college bars to corporate lunches. In a recent article from a journal named: The Scientist it is stated "Technology shows alcohol abuse changes brain's molecular programming and circuitry." Alcohol is a quick fix that will hurt us all in the long run....   [tags: Papers] 852 words
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Alcohol Abuse in America - Alcohol Abuse in America Teenage drinking has a storied past in the United States. Alcohol was first introduced to America by the European traders and colonists. Most people instantly fell in love with this new drink. The one-hundred and fifty years between the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War was when alcohol really became popular. Alcohol was considered as a "Good Creature of God". It was used as a medicine and considered a tool for relaxation and good fellowship. This conception of alcohol changed drastically in the mid 1800's....   [tags: Papers] 1181 words
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Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits; grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breathe, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, and then altered perception, followed by psychosis, fear, and finally auditory hallucinations....   [tags: Alcoholism Addiction Papers] 2766 words
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Alcohol, Drugs and Child Abuse - ... A child learns by example, if the parents do not show these traits to their children then they will most likely do what they know in later life, which is what needs to be avoided as much as possible. They learn that hitting is an acceptable punishment when another child tries to take their toy. That child learns that it is admissible to talk down to their girlfriend or wife on into adulthood. This could be prevented. For children to be taught these things through the actions of a parent or caregiver is just unacceptable....   [tags: caretaker, suicide, bulimia] 1356 words
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alcohol abuse - Alcoholism is an overwhelming desire to drink alcohol, even though it is causing harm. Alcohol is a drug. In the United States alcoholism is the most widespread form of drug abuse, effecting at least 5 million people. About one third of high school students in the US are thought to be influenced drinkers. Many already may be alcoholics. A person who is dependent on alcohol is called an alcoholic. Drunk drivers account for one half of all fatal automobile accidents each year in the US. Alcoholism also creates many severe physical problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 894 words
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Treating Individuals Convicted for an Alcohol Related Crime - ... When people believe that they have a disease they might be more likely to give up trying to stop drinking because they start acting according to their role as being “sick” (alternatives to 12step model). A study by Miller and colleagues has shown that individuals with the conceptualization of the disease model also handle worse with relapse, showing that they had higher rates of relapse and were less able to deal with it because it meant “falling of the wagon” (twelve step model). The third obstacle could be the strong component of spirituality that was mentioned before....   [tags: alcohol abuse, classical alcoholics anonymous] 2090 words
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Adolescent Alcohol Abuse - Adolescent Alcohol Abuse: What Factors are Present. Over the years, many researchers have dedicated their time and energy to study adolescent alcohol abuse. They have found that there are many factors that contribute to adolescent alcohol abuse. These factors are psychological, environmental, social, and cultural. Not all of these factors play a part in every adolescent who abuses alcohol, but one of these factors is usually present. Psychological disorders have been found in both American, and Taiwan adolescents who abuse alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 1991 words
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The Effects of Child Abuse - ... This is due to the brain going into an arousal state. • Fatal or severe head traumas are a result of abuse. Visual, motor and cognitive impairments are some of the nonfatal consequences of abusive head trauma. • As abused children grow older, there is an increased risk for adverse health effects they may experience. Obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, cancer, stroke, and heart, lung and liver diseases are some of the chronic diseases associated with abuse (Child Maltreatment: Consequences, 2014)....   [tags: depression, alcohol and substance abuse] 1059 words
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Teen Alcohol Abuse - Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems. They also affect many teens between the ages of 12 and 18, even though drinking under the age of 19 is illegal. The topic of alcohol first came up when I was in grade 8 and became even more popular in high school. In high school alcohol was more readily available thanks to absent-minded parents who didn’t hide their alcohol and older students willing to make some quick cash by selling to minors. While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug....   [tags: essays research papers] 770 words
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Alcoholism and Drinking - Alcohol Abuse and the State - Alcohol Abuse and the State In our country today there is a serious problem plaguing families and people everywhere. This problem is alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, and it is not something that will go away. According to many sources this problem can cause many implications and can casue severe harm to those it touches(Venturrelli 222). And one of the main problems with the disease of alcoholism, is that it does not effect just the drinkers, but everyone who cares about them. It is seen as impossible to ever cure all situations of alcohol abuse, but is possible to help those who have a problem and to try and prevent others from becoming addicted....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1106 words
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Alcohol Consumption - Alcohol consumption poses a threat for many public health harms. Impaired driving is one of the largest contributors to motor vehicle crashes (Burris, Grunwald, Anderson, & Filippoli, 2011). In the United States each year roughly 13,400 people die and an additional 255,500 are injured in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver according to Burris et al., 2011. In 2006, these crashes accounted for almost a third of all U.S. traffic-related deaths (Burris et al., 2011). Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the United States according to Pandrea, Happel, Amedee, Bagby, & Nelson, 2010, and studies show that reducing alcohol consumption can lead to public health imp...   [tags: Social Issues, Alcohol Abuse] 2394 words
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The Effects of Drug Abuse - Almost everyone can say that they have had an experience with drugs, either it be with just witnessing it or using it. Throughout my life, I have had many bad experiences with drugs and it has taught me to stay away from them. Our society now somewhat looks up to the use of drug, with it being in the music industry or being in movies, it is in our culture and this could hurt us as a country down the road. Now, I’m not saying it is not okay to party once and awhile, but if a person is to party on a regular basis this could turn into an addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and even caffeine....   [tags: drug culture, alcohol abuse, marijuana]
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students Alcohol and drug abuse has been an active habit among college students sense the 1960s. The immediate cause of this behavior was the youth’s need to rebel against the overly conservative American society. This rebellion led to a since of freedom for the young adults, which caused them to continue acting in these unintelligent manners. After a short period of time, late teens just did not belong if they were not participating in the mischievous acts....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 723 words
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