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Alcoholics Anonymous : A Anonymous

- ... When I attended this meeting, the coordinator of the meeting knew I was new to the meeting. So I was given the basics of how this certain Alcoholics Anonymous meeting works. Once the meeting began I notice that most of the attendees were completely serious about the meeting and what was going on. The type of meeting that I attended was a speaker and discussion meeting. During the breaks I tried to interview some of the attendees. When I asked the attendees if I could interview them, I was quite shock with their answers because they were all so nice and open to answering question....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol abuse]

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Alcoholics Anonymous : A Anonymous

- I’m an alcoholic and I’m sober today thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our Fellowship is called Alcoholics Anonymous that is who we are, we are alcoholics who help each other get and stay sober, one day at a time and we don’t tell anyone who we’ve met at meetings. If I tell someone outside AA that Maggie who lives next door to them or Tam who’s in a TV programme come to meetings, I’m breaking their anonymity. If I tell a fellow AA member that I saw someone at a meeting, I’m breaking their anonymity....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Social media]

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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, ]

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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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I Attended An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting At Grace Church

- ... He lived alone in an apartment that he was kicked out of and ended up living with a friend. His friend insisted he get help or he would kick him out. The friend took him to an AA meeting. He resisted but continued to go. He said he felt better each week. He continued to drink for another 5 months but eventually stopped all together. He realized the reason he was drinking was his poor home life when he was going up. He was punishing himself, believing they way he was treated he deserved. He also started going through counseling when he first quit drinking for good....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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Alcoholics Anonymous With Alcohol Affects Everyone 's Life Differently Than Others

- Alcoholics Anonymous Alcohol affects everyone’s life differently than others. People that want to give up drinking can come to meetings to get help for it. They are able to come to Alcoholics Anonymous and not be judged at all. This past week, I was given the opportunity to visit an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This paper will go over my learning experience at the meeting. Agency, Hours of Operation and Purpose The agency that was went through to be able to find this meeting was Dayton Intergroup....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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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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The Step Recovery Program For Alcoholics

- ... When I thought of ending my life, I needed counseling. Jay, my counselor encouraged me to have three people to whom I could talk immediately if ever those thoughts came again. I did not want to burden my friends in that way, but I needed the help. I learned that my true friends did not leave me when I needed them. I want to mention them because they helped to save me in hard times. I told my wife, who is my best friend. She encouraged me to seek counseling. I also included my two friends Jermaine and Keone....   [tags: Religion, Jesus, Need]

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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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Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa )

- ... I confessed my concerns to Robert and he amusingly assured me I would do little to no speaking in the meeting, which settled my nerves immensely. Following after Robert, I walked down broken cement steps, leading to the entrance of a church basement. We walked in late, a women was half way through reading the twelve steps to the program. The spacious room was filled with cafeteria tables and chairs. Although there was plenty of space at tables, many people choose to sit in old church benches that were lining the furthest walls from the speaker’s table....   [tags: Alcoholism, Addiction, Drug addiction]

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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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Why Alcoholics Exhibit Aggressive Behavior

- ... The cerebellum is an integral part of the brain that controls the acquisition of motor skills and processes that deal with movement. Furthermore, the cerebellum also plays a part in certain cognitive processes, such as language production and "mental imagery" (Sullivan, Rosenbloom, Deshmukh, Desmond, & Pfefferbaum, 1995, p. 138). During the postmortem examination, researchers have found tissue volume loss and shrinkage of nerve cells in the cerebellums of older alcoholics. The nerve cells are responsible for regulating eye movements....   [tags: Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, Alcohol]

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Alcoholics Anonymous And Residential Inpatient Treatment

- Alcoholics anonymous has benefited millions of people throughout the world having a presence in about one hundred and seventy countries and will continue to help people in their recovery from alcohol. The benefits of Alcoholics anonymous outweigh the drawbacks but by itself Alcoholics Anonymous is not a treatment, it is more of a relapse prevention resource. If my colleague states that their standard treatment plan for their clients regardless of age, gender, psychiatric conditions, employment status, housing status or preference for group work is Alcoholics Anonymous or residential inpatient treatment I would respectfully express the advantages and disadvantage of Alcoholics Anonymous and...   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Addiction]

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A Student Nurse's Perspective of Alcoholics Anonymous

- Introduction When the term alcohol anonymous is said most of us think of a group of drunks that can’t seem to get themselves together and stay clean. For the student nurse this is the view that she had going into her first alcohol anonymous meeting. As bad as it sounds, it is kind of hard to imagine what goes through the minds and lives of people who deal with this struggle on a daily basis. Innervison was the eye opener that the student nurse needed to clear all the stereotypes, and negative thoughts about people that just seemed to want to drink and never get their lives together....   [tags: substance abuse recovery]

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Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

- I have never experienced what it would be like to be a part of an AA meeting. The only time I have had seen or heard someone mention meetings for alcoholics has been TV shows and movies, which would portray these meeting as a circle of strangers just deliberating stories of their life and how this disease has changed them forever. Therefore, I had no idea what to expect. I felt intimidated and had a sense of nervousness, so I decided I would not go alone and brought a friend. My expectation upon entering this meeting was to see beat up people with bad hygiene and a homeless appearance....   [tags: addicts, support, sobriety]

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My Visit to an Alcoholics' Anonymous Meeting

- On February 27, 2014, I visited an Alcohol Anonymous (A.A) therapeutic group meeting called Another Chance. Another Chance is an intergroup meeting located inside the Concord Baptist Church of Christ, at 833 Gardner C. Taylor Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Another Chance has been in operation for over thirty years, and holds open discussion meetings on alcohol use and prevention, every Thursday from six in the evening until seven o’clock. This group interaction with alcohol substance use and abuse focuses on helping all members regardless of race, ethnicity or culture, to abstain from drinking one day at a time; and encourages them to maintain healthy thoughts and emotions through the use of...   [tags: substance abuse, mental illness, motivation]

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A Research Study On Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa )

- ... The goal of NA is to help you become sober and stay sober. This is done following a twelve-step program, which is a set of principles outlining actions to take to overcome alcoholism, drug addiction, or compulsions. You would first start at the first step, which is about admitting that you cannot quit drinking on your own. Once you overcome this step, you then go on to the second step, and etc. If you relapse you have to start with step one all over again, which is okay because you were probably not ready to move on to the next step if you did drink heavily multiple times....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Twelve-step program]

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My Experience At The Meeting As An Alcoholic

- All evening I kept trying to put myself in the shoes of a potential client whom I have advised to attend one of these meetings. I was nervous enough to attend, and I am not an alcoholic. I was so nervous that I didn’t want to go alone. I asked my dad to go with me. I can only imagine what a terrifying experience that must be for an individual who has never been to a meeting and has no one to go with them. I also got nervous and sweaty just to announce to the group who I was. I’d be a wreck if I was attending the meeting as an alcoholic....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Bill W., Meeting]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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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]

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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

- “The harmful use of alcohol is a global problem which compromises both individual and social development. It results in 2.5 million deaths each year. An intoxicated person can harm others or put them at risk of traffic accidents or violent behavior, or negatively affect co-workers, relatives, friends or strangers. Thus, the impact of the harmful use of alcohol reaches deep into society.” This is a scary statistic which figuratively states that every thirteen seconds someone dies in a death related to alcohol....   [tags: alcoholics anonymous, sober, 12-steps]

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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]

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Learning Log Chats

- To begin, each Friday during group chat my learning log jumps into many directions. I am not sure if I would have thought about these topics by myself but the fact someone else is said something interesting about their findings and I would want to explore if it has any relevant to my topic must be good. This project is very unknowing because no set direction is wrong or right and this process of learning is so different from anything I did before. First, A few logs ago I looked at what types of people get into relationships with alcoholics the sources I found looked at five reasons its hard to be in an intimate relationship with an alcoholic....   [tags: learning, process, direction, alcoholics]

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The Security Guard, A Group Of Homeless Men Huddled Together Outside The Entrance

- As I walked towards the entrance to Pine Street Inn in Boston’s South End, a group of homeless men huddled together outside the entrance. I immediately noted how different this environment was from that of Bentley’s. The shelter itself had multiple forms of security including: a security guard, a luggage system, a metal detector, and a buzzing system- entrance was only permitted after explaining one’s purpose of being there. As I saw this extensive form of security, I had negative expectations of the meeting’s attendants....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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The Meeting At Bridgeway Behavioral Health

- ... Finally, the meeting concluded with everyone standing, holding hand, and reciting the Lord’s Prayer. This was my first time going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, so I wasn 't really sure what to expect. However, alcoholism runs in my family and I have a few family members who have experience going to these meetings. In my mind I had pictured a room full of individuals sitting in rows of folding chairs. I thought at least one or two members would stand behind a podium and share their stories of alcoholism....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol abuse]

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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]

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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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The Twelve Steps Act As Guidelines For Help Reach Sobriety

- The twelve steps act as guidelines to help reach sobriety. It integrates spiritual and physical aspects of addiction. The twelve steps cause a positive personality transformation. These steps get people out of their comfort zones and helps ace their biggest challenges in life. It identifies key aspects to help obtain a new healthy lifestyle. These twelve steps can take a lifetime to achieve. Adhering and accepting these steps into their lives will help put their disease into perspective and help them reflect so they can move forward....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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Alcoholism : The High Functioning Alcoholic

- There is one class of people who suffer from alcoholism that rarely ever gets discussed: the “high functioning” alcoholic. These people are heavy drinkers that appear to have their addiction under control: they go to work every day, their family life is just fine, and they are happy. To the outside observer, these types of drinkers seem well-adjusted and in no danger of letting their life spiral out of control. Is this perception the truth or is it a dangerous myth that hides a painful reality....   [tags: Alcoholism, Addiction, Alcoholic beverage]

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Alcoholic Republic By William Rorabaugh

- ... Rorabaugh points out that during the early 19th century, alcoholism was not considered a negative trait. Rorabaugh quotes historian Richard Collins’ description of the alcoholic nephew of Chief Justice John Marshall as, “In spite of his great weakness which often made him disagreeable and unwelcome to his best friends, the weakness most common among men of brilliant promise-he was in truth a remarkable man.” Excessive drinking was not only overlooked by society, it was also considered a common trait among many of the brightest men of the time....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, United States]

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Not An Alcoholic Mean That You Have A Disease?

- ... I think I reacted so strongly because I never knew that there was a stage labeled after my father’s drinking problem. In knowing that my father was stuck in stage 1, I decided to attempt to push my father into stage 2. The way I went about doing this was by encouraging him to consider what a life would be without drinking and I told him how I truly felt about his drinking which is something I’ve never expressed to him before. I think this is what really set up my father to move to stage 2 because I never expressed how I felt about his drinking to him before....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Addiction]

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A Single Mother With 2 Small Young Children

- Laura is a single mother with 2 small young children – Nathan is 5 years old and Colleen 3 – she has a boyfriend, Julian, who is not the father of the children. However, Julian states that even though he is not the biological father he loves both Nathan and Colleen as if they were his own. After 2 years of a relationship, Laura and Julian decide to get married, and after one year of marriage Laura gets pregnant by Julian and has another child named Lilly. Five months after Lilly is born, Julian’s younger brother dies in a fatal hit and run car crash and Julian becomes deeply depressed he seeks alcohol as a form of cure for his sadness....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol]

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Familial Transmission of Alcoholism

- Fermented beverages existed million of years ago. Drinking is not a recent health alert; however, drinking behaviors changed over time. There are strong evidences from twins and adoption studies for the genetic contribution to alcoholism risk. Being born in a small village that lay on a little plateau encircled by fertile fields of wheat and barley and surrounded by ranges of hills covered, by grass-thick and vividly green. My childhood flew away with sweet memories of grazing cattle and picking scented wild flowers....   [tags: drinking behaviors, children of 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]

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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]

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The Effects Of Stigma On An Alcoholic

- ... So due to this stigma of the disease, they have to lie to others just to feel comfortable to be who they are. These people are already suffering through such a great deal of anguish and the judgmental behavior of the society towards this disease is unbelievable. Of course it is hard for someone who has never first hand experienced the disease to understand what it feels like to suffer from this pain. It is a disease and everyone needs to realize that, just like alzheimer 's or schizophrenia....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Addiction]

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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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Children Support Programs Of Alcoholic Parents

- ... “Al-Anon has but one purpose; to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic” (Al-Anon). The National Association for Children of Alcoholics or, The NACoA, believes that no child of an alcoholic parent should grow up in isolation and without support. Their mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families” (NACoA)....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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The Effects Of Caffeine On Alcoholic Drinks

- On one October day in Seattle, police were called a parking lot of a small college town. There they found a young girl passed out in the backseat of a car along with a boy with a bloody nose. With such a strange scene, police tracked down where the pair had come from and ended up at a house they had just left. Police were surprised to find young people passed out throughout the house, along with outside. The scene was so strange, many believed it was the work of a date-rape drug, not just from being over intoxicated....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Beer, Drinking culture]

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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]

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Alcoholic And Liver Diseases : Drinking Alcohol

- ... According to (NHTSA) at the last statistics that being made on 2013 there are 32,719 people have died because of alcohol accidents. A research conducted in the United States on the relative risk of fatal at different levels for the concentration of alcohol in the blood showed, that every increase of 0.02% alcohol in the blood concentration level doubled the risk of a fatal accident twice. For example, I used to drink but I was not able to control what is too much for me, so on December 2014, I drove my car on the highway while I was drunk and I got in an accident which cost me more than 6000 dollars to cover my (DUI) case....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Cirrhosis]

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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]

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Advertisements For Alcoholic Beverages And Its Effects On Society

- ... The First Amendment of the United States Constitutions gives companies the right to use freedom of speech to make their advertisements the way that they see fit. Therefore, it is supposed to be very difficult for the government to regulate the advertisements that make their way through radio and television. The Federal Trade Commission hopes that alcohol industries comply with standards that are self-regulatory. These self-regulations are meant to limit the targeting of alcohol adverts to teenagers....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, Advertising]

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New York State, Andrew Cuomo, And The State Of A Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws

- The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, and the state legislature have recently moved to pass a set of laws and policies in regards to alcohol, as part of their work nearing the end of the legislative session. These include an expansion of the state Beer Production Credit, and altering the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control laws to allow bars and restaurants to sell alcohol earlier on Sundays. The Beer Production Credit (which has previously given reduced taxes to beer producers in the state) has been expanded to the production of various types of alcohol, and renamed the Alcohol Production Credit....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Beer, Alcoholism, Alcohol]

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The Sacred Addiction : Exploring The Spiritual And Psychological Components Of Alcoholic Anonymous

- In the early 1920s, alcoholism dominated people in society, and it became a problem. Even though the number of people who were drinking was increasing, it was a taboo, and no one talked about. Worry about increasing problem a Christian Evangelical movement establishes by Frank ND Buchman, started, this Lutheran minister, founded the called Alcoholic Contingent or Alcoholic Squadron that had a main goal of helping people with alcohol addiction. As the article “The Sacred Addiction: Exploring The Spiritual And Psychological Components Of Alcoholic Anonymous”....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Twelve-step program]

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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]

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Alcohol, Drinking, and Alcoholism - Confessions of a Teen Alcoholic

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Alcoholic Anonymous Subculture Is Characterized By A Certain Characteristic That All Members Share The Same Goal

- ... This drinking problem leads the people to the crime and shade their future life. Some people decide to stop drinking, and they go to the Alcoholic Anonymous to their alcohol addiction treatment. As long as the person gets ready to follow the program and promise to change his or her practices, they will bring their life back. For a few people AA might not work. Second, someone can see how Alcoholics Anonymous subculture are working with the people to bring their normal life and self-confident....   [tags: Alcoholism, Addiction, Alcohol abuse]

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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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The Demand for Alcoholic Beverages

- Alcoholic beverages have been around for more than 8000 years and despite the World Health Organisation claiming that the global consumption of alcohol has remained roughly the same since 1990, the main groups who do drink are now drinking a lot more heavily. This is shown in the article, Alcohol pricing: Mulled Whines et al. (2013) where it explains how binge drinking was once a rarity in Spain as alcoholic beverages were only consumed mildly with food. However, nowadays during the night at the Plaza de Espana in central Madrid it is now flocked with many groups of people who have been drinking on a binge which results to vomiting and mess on the streets....   [tags: market, heavy drinking, consumption]

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The Fermentation Of Alcoholic Fermentation

- ... In the experiment where yeast fermentation was demonstrated, it was observed that carbon dioxide was produced. With this production, it caused the balloon to fill and expand. A. During the experiment the balloon started to fill and expand in size. The initial measurements of the balloon was12.5 cm. As time pasted the balloon continued to increase in size. At the 10 minute mark the balloon was 15.0cm. After waiting a total of 20 minutes the balloon size was 16.0 cm. And at the final reading after 30 minutes, the balloon was at 18.0 cm....   [tags: Cellular respiration, Carbon dioxide, Yeast]

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Criminology based on Alcoholic Anonymous

- Introduction The use of open meetings with alcoholic anonymous has helped researchers to study the wide array of behaviors and societal norms in sociology including symbolic interaction, rules roles beliefs deviance, resocialization stratifications and research techniques in social psychology. The meetings also provide excellent case studies to compare and contrast different theories in sociology and other disciplines. It is for this course that a study was conducted by students in an alcoholic Anonymous meeting in a bid to identify the reasons why different people commit crime and to examine the experience in light of the theories and concepts discussed in this class....   [tags: crime, theory, concepts, reason, person]

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Drinking Beer, An Alcoholic Drink

- ... Tapert, “Heavy drinking has been shown to affect the neuropsychological performance (e.g., memory functions) of young people and may impair the growth and integrity of certain brain structures.” She then adds that the consumption of beer by adolescents might also “alter measures of brain functioning, such as blood flow in certain brain regions and electrical brain activities.” Studies have been found that binge drinking is most common in teens and those in their early twenties, and the inability to control their alcohol intake add to the many reasons it is illegal to consume under the age of twenty one....   [tags: Beer, Brewing, Drinking culture]

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Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

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Organ Transplants For The United States

- ... Having a weakened body contributes to the considerations of liver transplant. The other consideration is the habits of an alcoholic. Many alcoholics have a poor background. If post-transplant, the recipient were to relapse into heavy drinking, it would likely result in the inability to follow medical routines, including medication, and checkups. Cohen rejects the moral argument with many reasons. We can only exclude alcoholics from liver transplants if we assume that there is a moral qualification, which there is not....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Cirrhosis]

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The And Of An Alcoholic Anonymous Or Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

- ... After each speaker spoke, the group went around the room and shared one thing that they are glad they overcome or thankful for. Majority of the room shared something that he or she was grateful for while other had the right to passed. One individual who supposedly has never spoken before shared that he was thankful that this meeting had help him keep his marriage. The pain in his eyes could pierce the soul. After everyone said what they were thankful for the meeting was lowered and some individuals stayed and talked or while others began to clean up the coffee and snacks....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Prayer, Meetings]

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The Market for Alcoholic Beverages, Questions and Answers

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Don 't Drink And Drive

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Who Is The Alcoholic Spouse And Stop Drinking?

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Quit Drinking Alcohol And Alcohol Addiction

- ... Furthermore, this step can be hard to accomplish without making your decision clear to family and friends that the individual drinks with. Now that the alcohol user has acknowledged the reality that a substance abuse problem exists, it’s time for the alcohol user to speak with his or her physician for assistance on maintaining a sober life. Once an alcohol user is ready to commit to sobriety, he or she should next consult their physician. Doctors can assist alcoholics in various ways toward a successful rehabilitation from alcohol abuse....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Addiction]

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Alcoholism : Powerless Over Alcohol

- Alcoholism; Powerless over Alcohol Brendan Behan, an Irish poet and writer, stated, “One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.” For alcoholics, it is hard to consume one alcoholic beverage and after drinking ten beverages, they feel as though it is not enough and should continue drinking. This is a situation that occurs too often and is a real struggle to overcome. In fact, variations of Behan’s quote have been used in alcohol recovery programs worldwide. But why must some alcoholics use his quote to understand the power that alcohol has over them....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Alcohol Is A Safe Drug

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A Long Period Of Time

- For a long period of time I had been curious about what an A.A meeting was about, so I decided to attend one to get a first hand experience of what an A.A meeting is and what they do to help alcoholics. The A.A group meeting that I attended was about ten minutes away from my house. It mainly consisted of Hispanic middle age adult males ranging from the ages of 30-45. 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....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage]

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The Problem Of Underage Drinking

- Today, many teens face an issue with drinking even though it’s illegal. Alcohol is one of the most common drugs used by adolescents. “Annually, about 5,000 youth under age 2 die from motor vehicle crashes, other unintentional injuries, and homicides and suicides that involve underage drinking” (Underage Drinking). There are primarily negative effects such as health and safety risks associated with teens drinking excessively. There are many causes that play a role for a teenager to drink. From a major scale, one of the major causes of underage drinking is genetics....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage]

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Alcoholism Is A Choice And Not A Disease

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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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Drinking Is The Same Man

- Do you know someone who drinks too much. Too frequently. We have all consumed alcohol at some point in our lives or have known someone who has. “A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can 't predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before” (Chandler, 1953). From my own personal experience, this quote really hit close to home. If you have grown up with a loved one that has this disease or illness you should feel the same way....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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Absolute End: Absolute Vodka Advertisement

- The absolute end We are used to seeing advertisements promoting alcoholic drinks and the use and purchase of these. We can find these ads in the movie theaters, television, expressway, and many other places. Have you ever seen a mockery ad against a drink. Have you ever seen an anti-alcohol advertisement that advises you not to buy a product. This is the case with the brand of Absolute vodka. There is an anti-alcohol ad that mocks against this product. At first glance the ad seems to be trying to convince the audience to have awareness that drinking and driving could bring you to an "Absolute end”....   [tags: acciedents, promoting, drinking, alcoholic]

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