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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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Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymus - Alcoholics anonymous is a voluntary self-help society started by Bill W and Dr. Bob Smith whose members represented different sections of society and who have a common problem of addiction to alcohol. It can also be considered as a social movement which worked on a menace that society was staggered with and which used unconventional methods to treat this plague. Addiction to Alcohol can be termed as a “Plague” as the medical professionals considered it to be a disease which was apparently treated in hospitals along with psychiatric help and isolation....   [tags: helf for ethylic substance abuse]
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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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A Student Nurse's Perspective of Alcoholics Anonymous - ... A Summary of the 12-steps is as follows; 1.Admit that the alcohol has control over our life and we cannot manage the addiction on our own. 2. Realized that a power that is greater than us can help us get our sanity back. 3. Make a decision that we will turn our ways and lives over to God. 4. Take an inventory of ourselves and our ways. 5. Admit to God and ourselves and to someone else our faults. 6. Were ready for God to remove all these flaws in our character. 7. Respectfully ask God to remove our defects 8....   [tags: substance abuse recovery]
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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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My Visit to an Alcoholics' Anonymous Meeting - ... maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, and the way it lives and grows. However, I will only briefly review a few which speaks to the experience of members. Tradition one notes a member common welfare should come first. Tradition two notes there is only one ultimate authority which is God. Tradition three notes the only requirement is for members to have a desire to abstain from drinking. Tradition four notes each group should maintain autonomy except where any matters are affecting other groups or Alcohol Anonymous as a whole....   [tags: substance abuse, mental illness, motivation] 2396 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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Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting - ... After the reading, the meeting was then opened as a discussion. A member stating that he began to feel “sorry” then controlled the direction of the discussion. He spoke on how his feeling “sorry” would later lead him to drinking or at least having the urge to drink. This put the topic more towards forgiveness rather than anything else. The only topic discussed, as I recall, was forgiveness. Many members gave their accounts of moments in which they felt “sorry” and how they handled the situation....   [tags: drug addiction, group members]
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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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Bill Wilson: Leader of the Big Book - ... Bill’s grandparents took Bill and his sister under their wing to live and raised them as their own. Growing up Bill taught himself how to play the violin and he constructed his own boomerang despite his grandfather’s jokes that “no one but native Australians could make and throw one.” Years later in high school, Bill became the class leader and president, and he would have graduated but a girl that he was going to marry unexpectedly died so he dropped out. Love did find its way back again however in the form of Lois Burnham....   [tags: alcoholics anonymous, sober, 12-steps]
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Legal Drinking Age in the United Kingdom - ... This method of alcohol consumption is called smoking. It is very easy for the people using this method to contract alcohol poisoning, so the risk of death is much more significant than if the alcohol is just consumed as a beverage (dailymail.co.uk). These types of drinking are what make underage drinking so dangerous. The teenagers are not mature enough to realize that their actions can have severe consequences. If one of these teenagers drinks too much and gets behind the wheel of a car, they can easily kill themselves, a passenger, or another driver....   [tags: decreasing the high volume of alcoholics] 1105 words
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Eliminate the Drinking Age in Canada - ... However this does not meant someone should go and get drunk and go for a drive. It simply means that your alcohol tollerance level is higher than usual. Also, it will help lower the average death rate in Canada because alcohol is one of the popular causes of death, mainly in bars. Although it is rare for people to die in a bar it has happend. http://globalnews.ca/news/988189/charges-pending-after-18-year-old-killed-outside-calgary-bar/ . The fight that broke out in this bar was caused by several young adults who were all intoxicated ....   [tags: alcohol, accidents, crimes, alcoholics] 877 words
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Learning Log Chats - ... During group chat we talked how isolated people would need the most help because without a support system no one would be there to help them. Relapse problems are also important because quitting cold turkey was one type of case study I could not find. Reasons to quit has a combination of family and personal needs. So now that I talked full circle. My topic: relationships with alcoholics was talked about in log eight but I want to end with that theme because I find it interesting and something I really want to learn more about....   [tags: learning, process, direction, alcoholics]
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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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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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Familial Transmission of Alcoholism - ... It was unfortunate for me that my paternal and maternal grandfathers-both died from excessive drinking. My father was an alcoholic; however, he quit after his kids were born. Thinking that alcoholism is a genetic disorder, I lived my childhood with fear that I might die of alcoholic or my little brothers would become alcoholic. Many researchers now belief that alcoholism tends to run in families but the casual factors underlying the development of alcohol abuse have not yet been conclusively determined (Cabrera, Fagan, Wight, and Shadler, 2011)....   [tags: drinking behaviors, children of alcoholics] 626 words
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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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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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Absolute End: Absolute Vodka Advertisement - ... The text says, “Absolute End” and the "e" are added to Absolut for copyright reasons ( The University of Texas at Austin). At the bottom of the image there is a caption that says, "Nearly 50% of automobile fatalities are linked to alcohol. Ten percent of North Americans are alcoholics. A teenager sees 100,000 alcohol ads before reaching the legal drinking age." (Abusters Media Foundation) This ad is trying to cause the audience an immediate reaction to not drink and drive, and teens to not drink underage even if they are surrounded by ads that motivate to drink alcohol....   [tags: acciedents, promoting, drinking, alcoholic]
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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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The Who, What, and Why of Substance Abuse - ... To pass a step one must complete the task given I the step. The first step is, 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable. The task in this step is to show addicts that using the substance are wearing on their life. The 12-Steps also help addicts reconnect with family that they might have hurt in the process of the addiction. The eighth step states, Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Last is, having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs....   [tags: alcoholic anonymous, counselors, adict] 661 words
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The Demand for Alcoholic Beverages - ... This inelastic nature of alcohol would make policy realise a tax would be extremely effective if they wanted to curb alcohol consumption shown in figure 1.0 below. When a taxed is placed on alcohol demand will remain relatively constant as we said it was inelastic. However, the supply curve will shift up by the amount the tax was, shown in figure 1.0 from a change in ‘S before Tax’ and ‘S + Tax’. The equilibrium price can be seen to have increased from ‘P before tax’ to ‘P tax’ and equilibrium quantity decreasing from ‘Q’ to ‘Qt’....   [tags: market, heavy drinking, consumption] 1202 words
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Criminology based on Alcoholic Anonymous - ... The reward of cash was too promising that he decided to commit the crime. Person Y was a middle aged man who had pending cases of ordinary theft cases. He lived in the surrounding city suburbs with low standards of living. Life was too miserable for him and the living conditions intolerable that he finally ended up vandalizing a workshop. His was case of the social disorganization theory. This theory suggests that a person’s physical and social surroundings form the groundwork for the behavioral choices that the person makes....   [tags: crime, theory, concepts, reason, person] 685 words
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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 Market for Alcoholic Beverages, Questions and Answers - ... The results from the research mean that demand for beer is price inelastic (increase/decrease in quantity demanded is comparably small than the decrease/increase in price) and beer has “virtually unitary” income elasticity of demand. Hence, policy makers, specifically government, are prompted to reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol supply also follows the law of supply, which is assuming ceteris paribus, “increases in the price of a product cause an increase in the quantity supplied, and decreases in the price of a product cause a decrease in the quantity supplied”....   [tags: policy makers, curb consumption] 1166 words
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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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