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Affects of Alcohol - Alcohol: Best or Worst Times of Life. Alcohol has many dangerous effects and should be banned. That being said, what exactly IS alcohol. Alcohol is a clear liquid at room temperature, it is flammable and it can be dissolved in water. Alcohol is usually produced in two main ways: fermentation or distillation. The alcohol found in alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine is known as ethyl alcohol. Alcohol is rarely found in a pure form. In beer, the ethanol concentration is only 4 to 6 percent. In wine the ethanol concentration is 7 to 11 percent and in champagne 8 to 14 percent....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Teens and Alcohol - Teens and Alcohol Everyday teenagers are faced with many decisions. One of the most important of these is whether or not to join in with the trend of teenage drinking. The decision teenagers make can be crucial to their future well being and success in life. Teenage drinking has many causes, namely peer pressure, the attitudes of society, parental influence, and addiction. Changes need to be made in each of these areas for teenagers to be protected from alcohol related problems. Peer pressure strongly influences teenagers to drink....   [tags: Papers] 1409 words
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Drug and Alcohol - Drugs and Alchohol The first meeting I attended was an AA and a NA meeting. At first, I was very nervous attending it because I didn’t know what to expect. I always had the impression that all people who attended these meetings were typical people that you see in bars with long hair, and beards; but I was wrong. They look normal just like you and me. There were young people, and middle-aged people. Some of them I never would have expected that they were alcoholics or drug addicts. Both meetings seemed to be very similar to me....   [tags: essays papers] 527 words
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Fetal Alchol Syndrome Discussion as Underestimated Health Concern - The terms Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are used to incorporate the range of conditions that result from alcohol exposure of the foetus during the gestational period. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the most severe condition under the FASD spectrum (October, 2011). Children that display the complete phenotypic characteristics of FASD are termed to have FAS. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the most common preventable form of intellectual disability globally. South Africa has one of the highest incidences of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome worldwide, with the greatest prevalence reported in the Western Cape....   [tags: fasd, alcohol, south africa's health]
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Drugs and Alcohol - Drugs and Alcohol “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.” Recent surveys have conveyed that drug use among teens have declined by more than twenty-three percent over the past five years. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years, adolescents are faced with different tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, asserting independence, learning to cope with authority, and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Drinking] 937 words
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Effects of Alcohol - The greatest substance ever Alcohol. What a wonderful substance. It can induce all kinds of abilities into those who have none. It can turn you from a folly fool into a fabulous orator, from nerve wreck into Mr. Confidence himself. But as with all good things, it also has a dark side which shows up the morning after: Headache, nausea and general dizziness. Its effect on the weak willed can also sometimes be negative, making them brag, bully or just act embarrassing, and in too large a dose it can also cause spontaneous vomiting....   [tags: essays research papers] 487 words
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Is Alcohol Harmful To Our Life? - So much information about adverse effects of alcohol is known. Yet, a large number of people condone what is known to them. Overlooking the negative effects of alcohol can turn the alcohol into a deadly weapon. Alcohol can cause deaths, diseases, and family problems. Alcohol can end your life in a matter of a second. According to, ¡° Alcoholism: New Insights on Old Problem,¡± more than 100,000 Americans die from alcohol related causes (1). In fact, alcohol related deaths are five times greater than the number killed by all illicit drugs combined....   [tags: essays research papers] 421 words
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Alcohol, Violence and Crime in America - Alcohol is a dominant tool that controls the human’s body when it takes over its major systems. In addition, alcohol has a huge impact on people’s behaviors so that their behaviors go out of their control and could lead to things rather more serious. As a consequence of the impact of alcohol, crime rate increases dramatically under the influence of alcohol. On reason that supports this conclusion is that people who are addicted to alcohol but can’t afford buying would act aggressively to get access to alcohol by unmannered behaviors that some times could lead to serious crimes....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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Effect of Alcohol on the Human Brain - Effect of Alcohol on the Human Brain http://www.alcoholism.tqn.com/library/weekly/aa022697.htm?pid=2750&cob=home. Whether a crime was committed intentionally or unintentionally has great bearing on the decision of a jury in finding a person guilty of a crime and/or on the judge's choice of punishment. You might have heard of husbands apologizing to their wives the day after they've beaten them. Their apology might sound something like, "I'm so sorry. I did not mean to hurt you, I swear!" Does alcohol have the capability to make a person forget....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body - Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body As tempting as it might be to consume alcohol in college, I have found through recent experiences that the idea might not be as glamorous and fun as it seems. I have experienced the trouble that drinking can cause and the negative impacts that alcohol does to your body. Unfortunately, I have experienced many of the troubles that alcohol can acquire for someone. There are so many impacts that alcohol has on your body-acute effects, short-term effects, and long-term effects....   [tags: Papers] 919 words
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The Effects of Alcohol on the Body - The Effects of Alcohol on the Body Alcohol is one of many dangerous substances that effects our bodies. The effects of this drug can be very harmful. Alcohol is a potent non-prescription drug sold to anyone over the national legal drinking age, 21. Unlike other deadly drugs it is easy to access. This makes it easy to over-consume and create a tragic accident, even death. It can damage a person not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. Many people each year become more and more addicted to alcohol and soon experience all of it?s dangerous effects....   [tags: Alcoholic Beverages Drugs Essays Drinking]
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The Government's Poor Portrayal of Alcohol - The Government's Poor Portrayal of Alcohol About a week ago, I was passively watching television until a governmentally-funded advertisement caught my eye. In this commercial, a young child goes to the family refrigerator and gets his father a bottle of beer. Then a stereotypical narrator says, “When some parents crave their favorite drug, they’ll even use their own kids to get it. Alcohol is the number one drug problem in this country. Not marijuana. Not cocaine. Don’t be fooled. Alcohol is a drug.” This commercial alarmed me because the majority of people I know consume alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1663 words
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Alcoholism and Drinking - Alcohol and Personality - Alcohol and Personality Alcoholism is a road often traveled yet there is no light at the end. The road only leads to a life of depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and much more. These are all common unwanted personality traits that we experience at one time or another. However, alcoholics exhibit these traits day in and day our as the likelihood that they act in these types of manners is nearly doubled when alcohol is involved. Alcohol inhibits not only our daily bodily functions but our mind as well....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1343 words
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The Effects of Alcohol on Sleep - The Effects of Alcohol on Sleep Many people usually associate alcohol with sleep and sleepiness. However, the effects of alcohol on sleep are mostly negative ones, and these two things should not be interrelated at all. In order to understand how these two things are related, one must explore the depths of two different topics: alcohol and sleep. With this knowledge, one can begin to understand how alcohol and sleep are related and what effects alcohol has on sleep. Sleep is a very active process, just like consciousness....   [tags: Papers] 1441 words
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The Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy - The Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy Pregnant women who consume alcoholic beverages while pregnant, in my eyes, should be prosecuted for child abuse and even, depending on the severity, attempted murder and murder. The fetus receives no benefits from the mother's drinking. On the contrary, the results of an alcohol abused pregnancy are usually quite devastating whether they are a direct effect of the mother's drunkenness on the unborn child or a disease such as fetal alcohol syndrome or potential addiction on the delivered child....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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The Affects Alcohol has on the Brain - The Affects Alcohol has on the Brain As many of us may know, alcohol is a very dangerous substance that is highly abused by many people. Many people, such as parents and other grown-ups, affiliate alcohol with young teenagers. The fact of the matter is that more than seventy percent of high school age students don't drink. It is only a rare percentage of students that do in fact drink, and those are the people who make a bad reputation for teenagers. It always seems that the ignorant and uniformed people who believe they know everything always speak the wrong news instead of finding the factual information....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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The Impact of Alcohol on GPAs - The Impact of Alcohol on GPAs Dr. Bruce Friesen asked students in his Introduction to Sociology (SOC 12050) class to conduct a survey of Kent Stark students concerning their drinking habits and GPA's. Students were then required to interpret the data and control a third variable. The assignment was accomplished by responding to seven prepared questions and data tables provided on Dr. Friesen’s assignment sheet. In The Impact of Alcohol on Grade Point Averages, Sam Galluch concludes that drinking, particularly in males, does have a significant impact on grade point averages....   [tags: Education Drinking School Grades Essays]
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The Use of Alcohol in Society - Throughout history, society has engaged in taking substances such as alcohol, that alter our physical being or our psychological state of mind. There are many experiences and pressures that force people to feel like they have to drink in order to cope with life, but for many alcohol is a part of everyday life, just like any other beverage. Alcohol is introduced to us in many ways, through our family, television, movies, and friends’. These “sociocultural variants are at least as important as physiological and psychological variants when we are trying to understand the interrelations of alcohol and human behavior”#....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Effects of Alcohol on the Body - Effects of Alcohol on the Body By the time this paper has been read approximately twenty-five people will be seriously injured in an alcohol-related accident. Alcohol is a very harmful in many ways if abused. The following is just a few of the many ways it can be detrimental to one's health. In 1994 a survey was taken among one hundred and forty nationwide college campuses. Of the students surveyed, forty-four percent were binge drinkers (four or five drinks in one setting). Nineteen percent were frequent binge drinkers....   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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The Affect of Alcohol on Suicide and Depression - Alcohol is one of the top subjects of the world that people tend to discuss. It is sometimes known as the base of social life or the destroying of it. When people look at drinking in a social way they tend to think of drinking when you are out with friends or to meet new people. Destroying social life with drinking is usually referring to putting drinking before anything else. Alcohol drinking has benefits and consequences described by many researchers.In the social effects of alcohol there are many motives as understood by S.Peele and M....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Alcohol and Drinking - Alcoholism as a Disease - Alcoholism as a Disease      Unfortunately, alcohol brings on the risk of many diseases. "Recent evidence indicates that a wide variety of diseased conditions are brought about by a substance that coats the body's red cells, causing them to adhere to one another in clumps. These clumps, sometimes called 'sludge,' can be created by the ingestion of alcohol"(Burgess,p.130). Alcohol has a disastrous affect on all of the body's organs, the main one being the brain. "At death, the brain of the dependent drinker or alcoholic invariably will reveal enormous numbers of small areas of atrophy in which brain cells have been destroyed"(Burgess,p.131)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The effects of alcohol in College Students - On college campuses across America, the use of alcohol has been an topic in need of explanation for many years. The concept will be explaned with emphise on the negative effects of hooch. Alcohol in cardio-sport athletes is especially harmful. But at any rate the negative concepts apply to all student. Besides the fact that a large number of students are underage when they drink, alcohol can put students in dangerous situations and give them a headache long after the hangover is gone. The short and long term effects alcohol has can impair students physically and mentally, impacting their education and health....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Drugs and Alcohol in the Adolescent Years - Drugs and Alcohol in the Adolescent Years The years of adolescence are a very important time for both young girls and boys to make decisions that will essentially have the power to shape their lives. In life there are conflicts to be overcome from both the “evil” social world and also a young girl’s vulnerability can cause problems. Both have a huge impact on decisions she will make. Drugs and alcohol are both issues that almost any young person in today’s society is going to come into contact with....   [tags: Influence Teenagers Peers Narcotics Essays]
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alcohol - Alcohol is a compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which can be combined together in many different ways. There are many different kinds of alcohol, the commonest being called ethyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is present in varying amounts in beers and wines, and in distilled liquors such as whiskey, gin, and rum. Alcohol consumption touches many million people around the world. The use of alcohol depends on an individual’s social, cultural, or religious background. One of the earliest mentions of wine making is from an Egyptian papyrus dated 3,500 BC....   [tags: essays research papers] 615 words
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Alcohol: A Growing Problem In The World? - Alcoholism, as defined by the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, is “a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages. The development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.” As you can see my report is on alcohol and alcoholism. The report will show statistics, the different types of alcohol and alcoholics, both the positive and negative health consequences and effects of alcohol, and other interesting facts and details....   [tags: essays research papers] 2571 words
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How to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Alcohol is a major part of today’s society. Individuals are constantly being exposed to alcohol on a daily basis by simple commercials on the television or while driving on the highway seeing advertisements of billboards. Alcohol is a dependent substance for many people in society because not only is it a way to release one’s stress, but it is also associated to have a good time with. Attending a holiday party at a family member’s house or a party to celebrate a birthday, alcohol is always involved....   [tags: addiction, commercial, society] 1039 words
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alcohol - alcohol Substance abuse and addiction are major problems in society today. Every segment of society, regardless of race, gender, or age is affected. Some of the substances that are used grow naturally, where as others are manufactured illicitly or even legitimately in laboratories. They may be smoked, inhaled, ingested, or injected and used for social, religious, or self-medicating purposes. The substance that are abused include caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, steroids, stimulants, depressants, heroin, ANd cocaine....   [tags: essays papers] 1571 words
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Consequences of Underage Alcohol Use - Consequences of Underage Alcohol Use           Alcohol is the most widely used drug among youth. It causes serious and potentially life-threatening problems for this population. Research indicates that drinking is associated with risk-taking and sensation-seeking behavior among adolescents. Alcohol has disinhibiting effects that may increase the likelihood of unsafe activities.In 1997, 21 percent of the young drivers 15 to 20 years old who were killed in crashes were intoxicated. For young drivers, alcohol involvement is higher among males than among females....   [tags: Drinking Alcoholic Beer Binge Drunk Essays] 557 words
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Alcohol and Alcoholism - Binge Drinking - Binge Drinking Binge drinking results from a student's submission to peer pressure, the lack of outside control over the student, and the denial that drinking leads to severe consequences. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks in a row for men and four or more drinks in a row for women during a two week period (Wechsler). Many students partake in binge drinking to be socially accepted into a group. Other students find it difficult to make the choice to be the sober outsider. Many binge drinkers realize that there is little immediate outside influence to push them away from the alcohol and they abuse their independence....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1057 words
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Test Critique: The Alcohol Dependent Scale (ADS) - The Symptom Inventory that I reviewed was the Alcohol Dependent Scale (ADS). The ADS was developed by Harvey Skinner and John Horn in 1984. The ADS consists of a 25-item alcohol use questionnaire. The items are multiple choice, easy to read, have from two to four alternatives, and come in a booklet with clear instructions. Test administration is approximately 10 minutes and the ADS can be given to both groups and individuals either as a questionnaire or oral interview. (Piazza pg. 4) The ADS was derived from the larger more expansive Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Alcohol - Alcohol Alcohol is a drug which is used by any age and any ethnic background, it can have serious effects but not many of us realize this. Some people drink a lot and become addicted to it, the alcohol effects part of the brain which controls all the decision making, the outcome of this is loss of inhibitions. It affects the physical side which causes blurred vision and loss of balance. Drinking large amounts of alcohol at once is known as binge drinking, this has serious effects such as unconsciousness, coma and death....   [tags: Free Essays] 400 words
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Alcohol: Its Influence on American Lives Throughout the Ages - Long before the start of colonization in the New World, alcohol had played a significant part in peoples’ lives. Not only was it customary habit to drink on a regular and daily basis but alcohol generally was regarded as part of God’s creation, thus "inherently good." The colonies placed the foundation for the American legacy of alcohol consumption that was to be thoroughly moderated. Moderation was not merely religiously proclaimed but was regarded as task efficient and in relation to economic stability....   [tags: colonies, task, exonomic, stability, laws]
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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 - A class is chemical compounds, all if which consists of chemically bonded atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen all alcohol molecules contain at least one hydroxyl group. When people say alcohol they usually think of beer, wine, or liquor, but there are several types of alcohol. An alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains ethyl alcohol. They are mostly made of grains or from grapes or other fruits. There are two main groups fermented and distilled drinks. Fermented drinks contain from five percent to twenty percent ethyl alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 394 words
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Largest Number of Consumers of Alcohol in the United States are Teenages - ... This could most likely be because males want to prove their manhood and in not drinking it shows that they’re too afraid while females are more apt to drink in order to fit in with social groups. As people age, they tend to consume more alcohol. “By age 15, half of teens have had at least one drink. By age 18, more than 70% of teens have had at least one drink” (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAA], n.d; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2012)....   [tags: underaged, drug, abuse]
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Alcohol - It has been stated in each research source that hazing and particularly binge drinking is the most serious problem affecting social life, academic life, and health on college campuses today. The journal article pertaining to this issue, How Harvard’s College Alcohol Study Can Help Your Campus Design a Campaign Against Student Alcohol Abuse (CAS: Campus Alcohol Study for short), focuses more heavily on binge drinking and prevention than it does on the Greek system itself. The authors, Wechsler, Nelson, and Weitzman, contend that binge drinking is a nationally recognized problem but has not been studied efficiently enough to warrant effective prevention plans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alcohol Consumption Among Athletes and Non-Athletes - ... The pressure of not being able to participate in the sport because of an injury, and not being able to be part of the team can cause psychological harm motivating athletes to consume alcohol (Ford, 2007). Nonetheless, theoretical implications were applied to previous studies to support the claims of why athletes consume more alcohol than non-athletes. According to Frye et al. (2010), the Social Norm Theory is a reason why student athletes drink more alcohol than non-athletes. The social norm theory indicates individuals’ behavior relates by false perceptions of how other individuals think and behave in the social environment (Perkins, 2002)....   [tags: maladaptive college health behavior] 1394 words
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Alcoholism- How Alcohol Affects the Body and Mind - In chemistry terms, alcohol is any organic compound where a hydroxyl group (-OH) is bound to a carbon atom from an alkyl. A hydroxyl group is a group consisting of an oxygen and hydrogen atom, bonded by a covalent bond. A covalent bonded is when two non-metals are bonded together. The type of alcohol suitable for consumption is known an Ethanol. Ethanol is a straight-chain alcohol, and its molecular formula is C2H5OH. Ethanol is one of the oldest recreational drugs. When a person drinks alcohol, it affects the central nervous system as a depressant, which causes a decrease in activity, anxiety, inhibitions and any underlying tension....   [tags: Alcoholism: Vice or Disease]
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Factors that Contribute to Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents - Alcohol consumption among young people, although it has seen a decline in recent years, is still a noteworthy contemporary issue. It should be acknowledged that it is a problem that concerns society as a whole and not just individuals or small portions of the population. Many scholars have pointed out that it is not only youth who have problems within the family who engage in illegal drinking but it is a problem that crosses all socioeconomic and ethnic populations. Therefore, the reasons that make children and adolescents succumb to this negative and harmful behavior are worthy of examination....   [tags: illegal drinking]
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Alcohol and Drinking - Treatments for Alcoholism - Treatments for Alcoholism         Where can alcoholics receive help. “Hospitals, psychiatric agencies, public-welfare departments, and social agencies, among others are often reluctant to provide care and treatment for problem drinkers” (Plaut, 53). Although it is difficult to help these problems drinkers, many people will give all they can to help these problem drinkers. “The provision of treatment to problem drinkers is complicated because they differ from one to another in so many ways” (Plaut, 33)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Use of Alcohol and Marijuana - The Use of Alcohol and Marijuana Alcohol and marijuana are the two most widely used recreational intoxicants in modern day American society. Alcohol however is predominantly the most commonly used because of the fact that it is legal and marijuana is not. If used moderately, neither substance poses very serious health risks as we will examine in the following pages. If used responsibly, both substances can be enjoyable and even meaningful. For instance, alcohol decreases inhibitions, thus making celebrations and parties more sociable and enjoyable....   [tags: Papers] 3135 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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alcohol - Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness involving the excessive inappropriate ingestion of ethyl alcohol, whether in the form of familiar alcoholic beverages or as a constituent of other substances. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combination of a wide range of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death. Some 10 percent of the adult drinkers in the United States are considered alcoholics or at least they experience drinking problems to some degree....   [tags: essays research papers] 799 words
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Alcohol - Alcohol Alcohol has been around for ages, but only relatively recently has become a recognized problem in society. Its negative effects on the body and its impact on the mind has caused the drug to be associated with such crimes as rape, murder, and other violence. Concerns with alcoholism and drunk driving are on the rise, and underage drinking rates are soaring. Whether for the better or for the worse, alcohol is a driving factor in America's economy and society, which makes it very important that everyone is educated about this drug....   [tags: Papers] 640 words
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Alcohol And Driving While Intoxicated - Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and people have always enjoyed it's effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this report remember this: driving drunk is unsafe to you, and everyone else around you....   [tags: DUI, Drunk Driving, research papers] 1254 words
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CAGE: A Screening Technique to Detect Alcohol Dependence - The CAGE is a screening technique that was developed in the 1970s to detect alcohol dependence. The four questions asked are: “Have you ever felt the need to cut down on your drinking. Have you ever felt annoyed by someone criticizing your drinking. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves and get rid of a hangover. (eye-opener)” (Hester & Miller, 2003). If a person responds “yes” to at least two of the questions, their test is considered positive....   [tags: instruments to help with alcoholism]
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Alcohol - Many pregnant women are not aware of the complications that are involved with pregnancy. The greater majority of young women see pregnancy as a way of bringing a life into the world but do not use precaution in their dietary habits to prevent the destruction or inhibition of such a life. Most pregnant women continue on their drinking and drug abuse binge right throughout their pregnancy. They do not think ahead to the inexplicable damage that it could do to their fetus. What they do not know is that when a woman drinks while pregnant it could do damage, and pose problems not only to herself, but to the fetus that she is carrying....   [tags: essays research papers] 1732 words
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Alcohol - 1. What is alcoholism. 2. How do people become alcoholics. 3. What are the effects of alcoholism, on both the alcoholic and their family. 4. How do you diagnose alcoholism. 5. Is there a cure for alcoholics. 6. What is the treatment. What is Alcoholism. Alcoholism can be defined as the dependency on alcohol; addiction to alcohol. It is a chronic disease, this disease called alcoholism is progressive and potentially fatal. “ In 1966 the American Medical Association (AMA) declared Alcoholism a disease, but it is still judged morally by society” said Father Martin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alcohol - Should alcohol production, sale, and consumption be prohibited. I think not. For hundreds of years, man has had choices – choices pertaining their food intake, their living quarters, and their life mates. Whether or not to consume alcohol has been a choice that man has had through recent history and is a choice which I believe should remain just that – a choice. There has been only one period of history where alcohol purchase and consumption was limited. During the 1920’s, specifically 1920 to 1933 (and 1917 to 1919 in Canada) beverages such as beer, gin, rum, whiskey, and wine were forbidden to manufacture, sell, or transport....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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The Consequences of Lowering the Legal Age for Consumption of Alcohol - According to Center for Disease Control and Protection, about 4,700 people under age twenty one die from injuries involving underage drinking every year. Illegal alcohol consumption has been a major problem with high school students around the nation. Lowering the drinking age from twenty one would result in major consequences for America’s adolescents. By lowering the drinking age, alcohol would be more accessible to those who choose to participate in underage drinking. The desire to drink for teens and young adults between the ages of fourteen and twenty can be caused by peer pressure or an act of rebellion....   [tags: underage drinking, from 21 to 18]
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Benefits of Alcohol v Costs - Benefits of Alcohol v. Social Costs An anti-alcohol bill could never pass in America’s pluralistic society. To ban alcohol in this country would be to step on the toes of many cultural leaders, and cause an extreme economic loss. Anything is dangerous in excess and perhaps the campaign on alcohol should be to teach moderation and better identify the genetic disorder of alcoholism. Alcohol is a dynamic part of European culture. It has integrated America in an unwelcome manner. A majority of America is interested or descended from the ethnicity that flooded the American coasts in the 1800’s....   [tags: Social Issues, Informative, Persuasive] 325 words
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College Students' Misuse of Alcohol - College is the great escape from anyone you know: the idea of being utterly free from any parental supervision, basking in your beginning of adulthood and bathing in activities your parents would not approve of. All of these sound nice, but there is a downfall to these activities. That down fall is alcohol abuse. This is an apparent and growing problem in college campuses around the United States. In this study, I wish to get in-depth in the students misuse of alcohol. Since colleges have been in place, there have been two institutions, which were started initially to reduce the amount of crime on the campus and create a stronger and well-rounded student....   [tags: Papers] 1825 words
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Alcohol - Alcohol Drinking has always been a problem for teenagers, particularly for the past few years. Research shows that over 60% of high school seniors drink at least once a week, although the law does not make drinking legal until age 21. In reality, kids are drinking at increasingly younger ages. The question is why do teens use alcohol when they know it's forbidden. Students give various reasons; with most saying they drink for enjoyment, to be accepted by friends, to forget problems, and to reduce stress in their lives....   [tags: Illegal Drinking Social Issues Essays] 1032 words
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Alcohol and its effects - Alcohol is a large part of American culture. All over the United States drinking is not only acceptable but a social norm from teenagers to adults. This is not only the case in the U.S., but all over the world, where some drinking ages are 18 and 19 years of age. In America specifically, alcohol has been around for centuries and is a large part of many social gatherings. Although this is the case now, in the early 1900’s during the prohibition period, all alcohol was banned and deemed illegal to possess....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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