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My Trip to an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting - Addiction has become a common affliction. As cliche as it sounds, nothing is further from the truth, alcohol alone is responsible for approximately 1.8 million deaths a year worldwide, which computes to around 3.2% of deaths worldwide. Its estimated that over 76 million people are affected by alcohol use disorders. People abuse it because society looks at alcohol as a normal part of life, in fact it is commonly promoted. Alcohol can impart someone with confidence and happiness or it can spiral them into complete depression and depravity, and all thats needed is a 10 minute drive to the local supermarket to buy whatever appeals to us....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, alcohol, addiction, ] 924 words
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Using Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Abusing Alcoholics Anonymous - Using AA vs. Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others’ opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs can be used as “self-help” treatment and must be used in conjunction with other forms of rehabilitation....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous AA]
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Children of Alcoholics - According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seventy six million Americans have been exposed to alcoholism in the family. That means one out of four families is affected by an alcoholic, making alcoholism responsible for more family problems than any other single cause (Parsons). Alcoholism is a disease that not only affects the individual, but also everyone around the alcoholic. Alcoholics can make irrational decisions that are harmful not only to themselves but also to the people around them....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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High Functioning Alcoholics - High Functioning Alcoholics' (HFAs') differ from regular alcoholics because they are responsible and can maintain healthy romantic and family relationships (Addiction Intervention). They live a double life, where one moment they may be drunk and partying, and the next be a mother and wife. Statistically most HFA's are white with a professional job such as a, healthcare provider, manager/administration, professional technicians, teachers, and sales people. 89% of HFA's are White, 20% Managers/Admin, 20% Professional Technicians, 6% Healthcare Providers, 5% Sales, and 3% Teachers (Alcoholics Anonymous)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting - ... This place which I had imagined to be a dreadful enclosed surface with maniacal individuals turned out to be a small room with sofas and tables to make guests feel welcomed, with regular looking men and women appearing to be middle-aged. I thought "There has to be something wrong, I can’t be convinced that all these people who seem normal to me have an addiction problem with alcoholism". My friend and I took a seat by the door just in case we wanted to make a quick exit. I looked around the room and saw two large signs right in front of the speaker’s podium....   [tags: addicts, support, sobriety] 801 words
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Field Study At Alcoholics Anonymous - Field Study At Alcoholics Anonymous On Wednesday March 15 and 22 I attended meetings of the Serentiy Group, a local meeting group of Alcoholics Anonymous that were held at the Congregational Church in East Bridgewater. The meetings started around 8:00 pm and went until each member was given the opportunity to speak, or to share their feelings in some way. There was a total of 15 people present, including myself and my companion. The group was primarily made up of males, there was one female aside from my companion and I....   [tags: Research Alcoholism Drinking Essays] 1066 words
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Alcoholics Should NOT Be Eligible to Receive Organ Transplants - In modern medicine, we have the ability to transplant organs from one person to another, with the hopes that this will greatly improve the length and quality of life for the patient receiving the transplant. Ten years ago, there were 53,167 people on the transplant list. By the beginning of 2015, the list increased to over 123,000 people waiting for that miracle call stating that they found a match and the transplant can now happen. One reason for the increase in people on the list is that people in the age group between 50-70 years old are now considered to be viable candidates for transplant due to medical advances....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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A Proposed Study of the Effects of Alcoholics Anonymous on Interconnected Relationships - Introduction The treatment of substance use disorders does not only involve abstaining from drugs and alcohol, but also repairing and rebuilding an addict’s life. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are abstinence-based treatment methods. They are based on the disease model of addiction, in which the addiction will progress unless threated. In AA/NA, relapse is an expected part of recovery. Focusing on character defects, such as making amends and life long changes in daily living, AA/NA greatly emphasizes spiritual development....   [tags: Abstinence, Psychological Disorders]
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Alcoholics Generated From Family - Alcoholics Generated From Family Many factors affect the way an adolescent reacts to the peer pressures of substance abuse. Many of these factors can be traced back to the adolescent’s family environment and upbringing. Researchers have described children of alcoholics as victims of an alcoholic family environment characterized by disruption, deviant parental role models, inadequate parenting, and disturbed parent child relationships. (Black.1982) An adolescent’s home and family are their primary source of the concepts of what is considered acceptable for drinking....   [tags: Papers] 1991 words
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Adult Children of Alcoholics - In the United States, twenty million children are experiencing physical, verbal and emotional abuse from parents who are addicted to alcohol. Growing up in an alcoholic house can leave emotional scars that may last a lifetime. This is tragic because we consider that childhood is the foundation on which our entire lives are fabricated. When a child’s efforts to bond with an addicted parent are handicapped, the result is confusion and intense anxiety. In order to survive in a home deficient, of healthy parental love, limits, and consistency, they must develop “survival skills” or defense mechanisms very early in life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1600 words
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Alcoholics Anonymous - The phrase “early A.A.” refers to the early fellowships and meetings held in Akron, Ohio. These meetings took place between 1935 and 1939 when Alcoholics Anonymous was an integral part of “A First Century Christian Fellowship” (Pitman 56). A.A. was the outcome of a meeting between Bill W., a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Bob S., an Akron surgeon. Both had been hopeless alcoholics (Fingarette 14). Before this time, Bill and Dr. Bob had each been in contact with the Oxford Group, a mostly nonalcoholic fellowship that emphasized universal spiritual values in daily living(Fingarette 15)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1363 words
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Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous When I saw the Alcoholics Anonymous assignment on our syllabus earlier this semester I thought, "Oh my god, I have to go to some stupid AA meeting." In the weeks prior to attending the meeting, I was very nervous about attending it because I did not know what to expect. Some of the questions going through my mind were: "Was everyone expected to talk at the meeting?" and "Was I going to be criticized as the outsider wanting to know what AA was all about?" Those were my two main concerns....   [tags: Papers Alcoholism Drinking Binge Essays ] 1484 words
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Alcoholics Anonymous Field Visit Report - Alcoholics Anonymous Field Visit Report Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help organization made up of men and women, young and old, who come together to share their experiences with alcohol, and to express their hope and strength with one another so that they can overcome the illness of alcoholism and then help others to recover. A.A. was first started by two men in 1935. One man from New York, Bill W., who was a stockbroker and another man from Ohio, Dr. Bob who was a surgeon. At one point Bill had wondered how one of his friends had achieved his abstinence, and his friend told him that he achieved it through religion....   [tags: Papers Alcoholism Drinking Essays]
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Alcoholism and Drinking - Alcoholics Anonymous as an Important Literary Work - Alcoholics Anonymous as an Important Literary Work Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the great unrecognized literary works of the first half of the twentieth century.  It has been through three editions after its first printing in 1939 and at least fifty-three printings in over ninety countries (xxii).  The wide popularity and circulation of the book certainly affirms this claim.  An examination of the contents of the book will show that it also deserves this title.  It is a rich work because it conveys a basic human condition, though ugly, until that time not often spoken of in public.  If it simply did this and nothing more it would merely be a good book.  But it does more than speak to an...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 900 words
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An Outsider’s View of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings - An Outsider’s View of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings Today, one out of every thirteen adults abuse alcohol or are alcoholics. That means nearly thirteen million Americans have a drinking problem. (www.niaaa.nih.gov) This topic offers a broad range of ideas to be researched within the psychological field. For this particular project, the topic of alcoholism and the psychological effects on people best fit the criteria. Alcoholism is defined as a disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence on alcoholic beverages, leading to physical and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational functioning....   [tags: Psychology Sociology Essays]
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Parents Influence and Role in Teenagers Prevalence to Underage Drinking and Alcoholism - Parent’s Influence and Role in Teenagers Prevalence to Underage Drinking and Alcoholism Alcohol (beverages): beverages which contain ethanol substance, this substance cause a person become drunk (e.g. beer, whiskey). (W. Merriam Corporation, 2011) Definition of alcoholism • According to mayo clinic, alcoholism is an inability to control the desire to consume alcoholic beverages. The desire will always lead to serious condition, because the person who drinks alcohol does not know if he/she drinks too much....   [tags: alcohol, family, parenting, Ackerman, alcoholics]
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Whats the Appropriate Drinking Age? - What’s the Appropriate Age. Alcoholism has been a major problem in the world for hundreds of years. Most people that deal with alcoholism became alcoholics because they needed a quick and easy way to de-stress. After long days at work or arguments with family and friends, the first thing they do is start drinking to make their stress go away. No one wakes up and decides, “I’m going to become an alcoholic today.” No one wants to be an alcoholic but bad things happen. If you are not careful with alcohol then you can easily become an alcoholic....   [tags: alcoholism, DUI, binge drinking,alcoholics]
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Alcoholism - A Serious Disease - Alcoholism - A Serious Disease 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 cannot 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....   [tags: Alcoholics Drinking Binge Alcohol Essays Papers] 2059 words
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Alcoholism - Alcoholism      Alcoholism refers the drinking of alcohol to such a degree that major aspects of one's life are seriously and repeatedly interfered with. These aspects include work, school, family relationships, personal safety and health. Alcoholism is considered a disease. It has known physical, psychological and social symptoms. An alcoholic continues to drink even despite the destructive consequences. Alcoholism is serious and progressive. It can be fatal if not treated. Alcoholism is a very complex disorder....   [tags: Alcoholic Alcoholics] 667 words
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A Genogram for the Alcoholic Richard Doe - Alcoholism is currently the most widespread addiction worldwide, and an occasional consumption of it is seen as an aggravating factor in other psychopathological conditions with high risk for illness, disability and mortality (Onciu, Jordache and Pacala, 2013). Pacala et al. (2013), indicates that alcoholics tend to lose their ability to exercise self control, thereby increasing their risk for aggressive behavior with the slightest provocation. In addition, alcohol decreases the ability of individuals to function effectively in the cognitive sphere, and as such, in order to reduce alcohol’s impact on the family, effective interventions must be implemented....   [tags: Family History, Behavioral Deficits]
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Multitheoretical Assessment of an Alcoholic - Introduction The client of focus is a twenty-seven year old, African American male who suffers from severe alcoholism. In order to protect the confidentiality of my client he will be referred to as Johnathan throughout this paper. Johnathan has a daughter that is 5 years of age who also suffers from the consequences of her father’s actions. Before interviewing I explained to Johnathan that anything he shared with me would be completely confidential, and that he could stop at any time during the interview if he felt uncomfortable....   [tags: accident, rehab centers, religion]
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Family Therapy Involving an Alcoholic Parent - One in five adults can identify with growing up with an alcoholic relative and Twenty-eight million Americans have one parent abusing or dependent on alcoholic (Walker, & Lee, 1998). There are devastating and ubiquitous effects of alcoholism, which vary from psychological, social, or biological problems for families. Counselor’s treating this problem all agree that the relationships within a family, especially between a parent and a child is one of the most influential within a system, but what are the effects on the family when a parent is an alcoholic....   [tags: Counseling/Therapy]
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The Role of Religion in the Alcoholic Anonymous Program - “Alcoholic Anonymous is 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 (Alcoholic Anonymous, p. 1).” Spiritually is believed to play a major role in helping members of Alcoholic Anonymous remain sober. It is suggested that Alcoholic Anonymous and the inclusion of religion is based on a suggestion Carl Jung made to one of his alcoholic patient. Carl Jung was a psychiatrist who at times worked with persons suffering from alcoholism....   [tags: Psychology] 1022 words
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My Name is, and I'm an Alcoholic - My Name is, and I'm an Alcoholic "I had my first drink when I was about five years old…from then on, alcohol was my constant companion, friend, and spiritual advisor…25 years later…I laid in the middle of my living room with a loaded rifle in my mouth wanting to end it all" (Alfred). Alcoholism is a chronic disease in which a person may become dependent on alcohol, to the extent where it affects your life. Alcoholics have an uncontrollable need for alcohol. Their lives revolve around drinking, which dominates the way that they think, feel, and act (Alcohol Use and Abuse)....   [tags: Papers] 781 words
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Defining Who an Alcoholic Is and What the Effects of Alcohol on that Person Are - Defining Who an Alcoholic Is and What the Effects of Alcohol on that Person Are Within the context of our society, drinking of alcohol is a perfectly normal activity. For most people drinking a moderate amount of alcohol can be beneficial, indeed studies suggest that moderate drinking may protect against coronary heart disease by improving insulin resistance (Gold, 1991). However, for a minority of people drinking alcohol is an activity that is fraught with danger and, for a very few, is akin to taking a poison that will almost inevitably ruin their lives....   [tags: Papers] 2001 words
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Alcohol, Drinking, and Alcoholism - Confessions of a Teen Alcoholic - Confessions of a Teen Alcoholic The beginning, was innocent in appearance - merely a bottle of my father's beer, in order to calm myself before the big exam. My first drink, an experiment recommended by a friend in the senior class, was meant only as a last resort - I needed to pass this test, you realize. Ah, but how that amber liquid metamorphosed to pure silk in my mouth, sloshing down my throat at first, quickly changing to a tender caress. The first sip, followed by a second, and a third, and so on in rapid sequence....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 616 words
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The Claim of Alcoholism - Someone with 20 years of continuous sobriety is just as likely to relapse as someone with 20 days ("Alcoholism"). To some programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the ongoing battle of excessive drinking is defined as a battle with a disease (Kneale, and French). By defining alcoholism as a disease, it takes away the self-blame that one should feel for fueling such an addiction. When one does not hold themselves accountable for their actions, it is difficult for one to evaluate how to effectively resolve the issue at hand....   [tags: alcoholic anonimous, uncontrollable illness]
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The Stereotypes of Homeless People - The most influential person in an individual life happens to be the parents. Parents teach their children expected behavior, boundaries, and rules. Although, children are always more attentive to their parent’s behavior; something parents quite often do not realize. If the parents walk does not match their talk their; kids will not take in consideration what they have been taught. Kids always have that mentality of “if you did it, I will do it too because it is okay.” Children learn more from their parents character than their teachings; demonstrating that actions speak louder than words....   [tags: parents figure, alcoholic, homeless]
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Media Essay - It’s Time to Ban the Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages - Media Essay - It’s Time to Ban the Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages Everywhere we go, we're bombarded by all sorts of advertisements. We can seldom go through one day without receiving at least one phone call from a telemarketer. Turn on the TV for 15 or 20 minutes and you'll see at least one 5-minute commercial break. Advertisements are abundant everywhere we go: alongside roads, at airports, and at train stations. Why is advertising so popular, why do so many companies pump millions of dollars each year into advertising....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages - THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The consumption of alcoholic beverages has caused too much turmoil in our society. A careful examination of this subject can help an honest person see the terrible consequences that alcohol can bring to those who become a slave to it. Even though some people do not wish to recognize that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is something unethical, we must acknowledge that it is. The issue that will be under discussion is one that is spreading around very fast....   [tags: alcohol, habit, family, religion, society, drink]
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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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The Horror of Alcoholism - The Horror of Alcoholism Alcoholism is a baffling and powerful disease. It affects all people from all walks of life. It has been medically proven and recognized by most of society as a disease. However, for some people who either have not been affected or just do not have any knowledge of the disease, it is considered more as a weakness of character. Alcoholism has many effects, on the alcoholic them self, towards their family and friends, and on their health, on their spouse and children, mentally and physically, but the good thing is there is help out there for all of these people....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking Alcoholic Essays]
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Advertising Alcoholic Beverages to Children - Advertising Alcoholic Beverages to Children Alcohol manufacturers use a variety of unscrupulous techniques to advertise alcoholic beverages to children. Perhaps the worst example is Anheuser-Busch Co., the world's largest brewer, which uses child-enticing cartoon images of frogs, dogs, penguins and lizards in ads for Budweiser beer. These Budweiser cartoon characters are hugely popular with children, just like Joe Camel ads. A KidCom Marketing study once found these Budweiser cartoon character ads were American children's favorite ads....   [tags: Advertisements Alcohol Media Essays] 1300 words
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I Am an Alcoholic - I Am an Alcoholic Alcohol abuse has been an issue in my life for quite some time now. I had my first “taste” at the age of fifteen, and from that moment on I was hooked. My father is an alcoholic, as was his father, and I was apparently unfortunate enough to be born with that same gene that quite possibly led to their self-destructive, difficult to break, habit. It took five years of belligerent drunkenness, trouble with the law, broken relationships, and denial for me to realize that I am an alcoholic....   [tags: essays research papers] 1280 words
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis "Silent" Liver Disease - The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located under your rib cage on the right side. It weighs about 3 pounds and is shaped like a football that is flat on one side. It processes what we eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. The liver also removes harmful substances from your blood. Certain conditions that develop, such as fatty liver and steatohepatitis, may be signs of liver injury that can lead to permanent liver damage. Fatty liver disease happens when your liver has trouble breaking down fats, causing fat to build up in your liver tissue....   [tags: liver injury, liver damage, cirrhosis]
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Alcoholic Beverage Advertising - Alcoholic Beverage Advertising There is a big debate about the legality of alcoholic beverage advertising on television these days. As we are all centered upon the stereotypical upon the perfect human being, there are instances with alcohol that gives shame to our names. Does this give us the right to ban advertising on such a product. That is the question we ask ourselves every day. When we flip on the television and are watching a show that we adore, whether it be a sports game, or a criminal scenario, there are always ads on the television for products....   [tags: Business Marketing Alcohol] 859 words
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Comparison of Two Different Alcoholic Advertisements - Comparison of Two Different Alcoholic Advertisements (Castlemaine XXXX and Boddingtons) Advertising is the key to selling any product today, and convincing the shopper to buy your product is the way to success. Advertising is available today in many different shapes and forms, for example in newspapers, magazines, and on television. It was not until the 1950's when commercial television started being broadcasted did we see the first television adverts appear advertising cleaning products....   [tags: Papers] 486 words
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Investigating Alcoholic Fermentation and the Affects of Yeast on Dough - Biology Lab Report Investigating Alcoholic Fermentation and the Affects of Yeast on Dough Aim: The aim was simply to investigate whether or not yeast had any affect on causing dough to rise when baked and to experiment with alcoholic fermentation eg. to see if it gave off carbon dioxide. Introduction: Following a few weeks of fermentation theory, groups of three to four were assigned and told to conduct a series of experiments involving the affects of fermentation. My group consisted of myself, Won Jin, Brendan and Sun-Ho and we chose to investigate alcoholic fermentation and the affects of yeast on dough, more specifically to see if yeast caused the dough to rise in anyway....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
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The Liquor Control Board of Ontario Analysis - The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was established in 1927 by Lieutenant Governor William Donald Ross. It maintains the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario. It became a Crown corporation in 1975. It operates under the authority of the Liquor Control Act which came into act in 1916. The LCBO is one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Its target customers are particular consumers, bars and restaurants. In its first year of operation, the LCBO opened 86 stores, sales were $12.3 million, and it employed 875 people....   [tags: ontario, alcoholic beverages, lcbo] 712 words
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Prohibition Era in the 1920s - So convinced , that alcohol was the cause of virtually all crimes that on the eve of Prohibition some towns sold their jails. The police, courts, and prisons were overwhelmed with new cases; organized crime increased in power and corruption extended among law enforcement officials.1 The United States Prohibition in the nineteen twenties affected us greatly, for instance, the money it made, the organized crime, and Al Capone also known as the most notorious gangster in America. The Prohibition was a nationwide ban on the sale, importation, production, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, jails, police]
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The Role of Essential Amino Acids, Micronutrients and Antioxidant Status in Alcoholic and Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis - This investigation was undertaken to examine the role of essential amino acids, micronutrients and antioxidant status in alcoholic and tropical chronic pancreatitis and to compare with healthy controls. A further goal is to estimate serum rhodanese, thiocyanate and urinary inorganic sulfate/cratinine ratio as a measure of detoxification of cyanogens. Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease associated with irreversible exocrine insufficiency, which in due course may cause fibrosis and diabetes mellitus and with significantly increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer....   [tags: Medical Science] 877 words
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The Alcoholic Father Revealed in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper - The Alcoholic Father Revealed in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper While listening to William Faulkner’s daughter, Jill, attempt to describe her father’s personality, I recognized the desire to defend and protect the memory of a provider who was ultimately unknowable to her. It seemed as if each phrase was tentatively spoken as a way of avoiding being untruthful. Mostly, I recognized the inability to truly know an alcoholic parent. I repeat the word ‘recognize’ intentionally. I lived with an alcoholic until I was ten....   [tags: Faulkner Moses] 665 words
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Prohibition in America: The Rights of Individuals vs. the Responsibilities of a Nation - PROHIBITION IN AMERICA The Rights of Individuals vs. the Responsibilities of a Nation   "The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages” . This historical, yet short era, known as “Prohibition”, set an example that is still referred to today. As people scrambled all around the country trying to illegally obtain alcohol, the country was once again in a state of chaos. As part of a Christian based temperance movement, prohibition began as an effort to limit the consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances for the betterment of the country....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, american culture, laws]
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Old Street Breweing Co. Description - Ultimately, my dream in life is to start a hard cider brewery in the state of Washington. I believe hard cider is going to be the next vastly popular alcoholic beverage in the United States. This dream came to me when I was studying in London, England. Hard cider is a very popular beverage in the United Kingdom, and I fell in love with it. The great state of Washington grows over 60% of the apples for consumption within the United States. We live in the American Garden of Eden, as I like to put it....   [tags: alcoholic beverage, hard cider, apples]
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The Banning of Alcohol - When people think about alcohol, they think about a strong colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks. I strongly oppose the use of this beverage because this can be a very dangerous beverage to teenagers and adults. Alcohol has caused a lot of problems in the economy, and if people continue to misuse alcohol the number of deaths from alcohol will increase instead of decreasing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics in 2011, the amount of 9,878 people died in drunk driving crashes, one every 53 minutes....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, health, drunk driving]
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Creative Writing: Loving an Alcoholic - Will he be blue. Is he dead. At the doorway, momentarily, I hesitated. Should I continue. Should I call the police instead. Should I even be here, pondering over to help the man who constantly abused his children and deserved to die. Should I. The children?s pale faces came to mind suddenly. The hollowness of their stares. The frightened gleam in their eyes, the hopelessness in their expressions. They?d already been unwillingly dragged into this chaos. They had no choice over the matter. If they can do this, why can?t you....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1113 words
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Alcoholism - Alcoholism Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that major aspects of an individual's life--such as work, school, family relationships, or personal safety and health--are seriously and repeatedly interfered with. Alcoholism is considered a disease, meaning that it follows a characteristic course with known physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The alcoholic continues to consume alcohol despite the destructive consequences. Alcoholism is serious, progressive, and irreversible....   [tags: Drinking AAA Binge Drinking Alcoholic Essays]
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Alcohol Consumption in College - Alcohol Consumption in College Incomplete Paper Alcoholic beverages such as beer can cause problems for many people throughout life, but for college aged people alcohol can cause the worst. In college most people are being out on their own for the first time ever and having that freedom they have never had. Some problems caused by alcohol in college are, missing an assignment or class, or even death. Drinking a beer a day has been found healthy, but in college that is never the case. Not that everyone drinks or everyone drinks a lot but there is always that select group that will drink more nights out of a week than not....   [tags: Alcoholic Beverages Health College Essays] 3550 words
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Alcohol and Alcoholism - Alcohol and Alcoholism Alcohol is a drug, but unlike the other drugs, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, and probably all the others for some reason this is socially accepted and is legal. Alcohol is bad for you and does have long term affects associated with it. Such as the long addiction to it, effects on the body, and the social interaction effects. Alcohol, and alcoholism is common in America, but drinking is more common around kids. Social drinking a term kids and drinkers have come accustom to, social drinking is defined by one standard drink per hour, and no more than 3 per day, but some people just socialize around people that drink as heavily as they do and confuse that for social drink...   [tags: Drinking Binge Alcoholic Effects Essays] 696 words
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