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Alcoholics Anonymous : A Anonymous

- ... When I do my break own anonymity I try to be a good example of AA as the person I’m talking to may not know anyone else in AA and if so I’ll be responsible for their initial impression of AA. Most importantly I must respect the anonymity of others. I must assume that everyone I meet in AA has not made the decision to break their own anonymity. I must assume that everyone I meet in AA wants to remain anonymous. Just because I know an AA member has told their neighbour that they are in AA does not mean that they want the whole world to know....   [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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Alcoholics Anonymous With Alcohol Affects Everyone 's Life Differently Than Others

- ... “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 2015). It was then followed by the How It Works Passage, which goes over all twelve steps of the program. After the prayer and the How It Works passage, they went over the AA Preamble. Which states that the only membership requirement is the desire to stop drinking. The preamble is also saying that men and women can come together and help each other recover from alcoholism (AA, 2015)....   [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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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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Alcoholics Anonymous And Residential Inpatient Treatment

- ... Best practices states the following; “It is generally accepted that certain populations or subgroups deserve special attention because of their unique characteristics, or because general programming does not adequately meet their needs” (Best Practices: Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation). One such group is clients who are those clients who are involuntary. Key to treatment choices understands where the client is situated in the stages of change. An involuntary client may be in the precontemplation stage of change (no intention to change behavior and is unaware or under-aware of problems) where a voluntary client may be at the contemplation stage of change (aware of the proble...   [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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My Experience At The Meeting As An Alcoholic

- ... I attended an Alanon meeting on Sunday, February 13th at 6:30 in the evening. The meeting was held at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church. We met on the upper level in a conference room, similar to the one when I attended the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This meeting, like AA, was nonsmoking and handicap accessible. This Alanon meeting and the AA meeting had several similarities. The structure for both of the meetings was fairly similar. We opened up in prayer, introduced ourselves, and read from the book....   [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

- ... Therefore, she can provide support to other alcoholics facing the same hardships as she once did. As a result, these meetings have provided Kathy Taylor a new life, one in which she can give back to others. AA meetings allow attendees to make multiple positive changes in their lives, as seen through John Smith (not his real name) who began speaking after Kathy Taylor. Smith, similar to Taylor, advocated the positive impact these AA meetings had on not only his personal life but on the lives of his significant others....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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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

- ... New attendees were encouraged to come back each week. It was so heart warming to see the love and support they shared with each other, even the new attendees. They offered their love, phone numbers, and unconditional support to those who want it. There was one person who ran the meeting. She’s a younger woman who was also an addict. The AA meeting was also very open and welcome to new attendees. Their discussion was on the serenity prayer. The serenity prayer is, God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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Alcoholism : The High Functioning Alcoholic

- ... The image of a stumbling, dirty man clutching a brown paper bag is often touted as the only true form of alcohol addiction. Rarely do you see high school principals or CEO of Fortune 500 companies described as alcoholics. But if those people have a problem controlling their drinking on a regular basis or suffer from withdrawal symptoms, they are most likely addicted to alcohol. It doesn’t matter if they perform their job, have strong family lives, or “function” at a high level: they are still addicted....   [tags: Alcoholism, Addiction, Alcoholic beverage]

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A Single Mother With 2 Small Young Children

- ... Julian has displayed distinctive signs of alcoholism, such as drinking copious amounts of Corona and Bud Light beers, to harder liquor such as Jack Daniel’s whiskey, and Smirnoff vodka. Julian has been known to drink a shot of Jack Daniel’s whiskey instead of a cup of coffee as soon as he wakes up to start the morning, or alternatively mixes Smirnoff vodka into his coffee. Julian has been known to also be already drunk by midday and has an uncontrollably violent when drunk. When Julian is drunk, Laura recalls how she is verbally and physically abused....   [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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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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The Effects Of Caffeine On Alcoholic Drinks

- ... (Dowdall 21) Some teenagers drink because of the illusion of it being cool. Others because they believe it makes them feel older. Some do it to feel better or cope with difficult life issues. Whatever the reason teenagers find, the dangers of drinking are always there, especially when Four Lokos come into play. To understand the dangerous effects Four Lokos have on the underaged generation the appeal of the drinks themselves must be addressed. Kelly Cleary states some as listed; “brightly colored packaging, low cost, and retail placement.” (Cleary 1) The colored packaging attracts a young crowd because it makes the drinks look flavorful and fun....   [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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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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New York State, Andrew Cuomo, And The State Of A Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws

- ... To give you some comparison; that is like having the 9/11 attacks repeating in America once every five weeks. In 2014, Alcohol killed more Americans than prescription medication and heroin (you know, the thing they had the sense to pass a bill to help combat) combined. So basically, the governor and those legislators who voted for these policies, have made a harmful substance, one deadlier than heroin, easier to produce and access. Given that their policies in effect are making a harmful substance more abundant, it seems reasonable to say that their policy decisions are to the detriment of public health and wellbeing....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Beer, Alcoholism, Alcohol]

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

- ... In other words, AA looks at alcoholism as a disease that needs treatment, from its roots, on these three different aspects. Therefore, the success of the AA program impels its members to seek its supportive network to continue their sobriety for recovering from this disease. Sifers and Peltz states, “the most common of which were to help alcoholics develop a spiritual way of life (80. 2%), to help alcoholics not drink (64. 4%), and to be a supportive network (61. 6%) (172). Moreover, there are six components that make up these supportive networks, including attending regular meeting, working the 12 steps, embracing the 12 step program, experiencing a spiritual awakening, using the AA gro...   [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

- 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]

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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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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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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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Don 't Drink And Drive

- ... A lot of the people that suffer from alcoholism do not get the help they need and it creates problems in relationships, friendships, and everyday life. This is due to the alcoholics only wanting one thing, one more drink. Together we can help Licking County and restore people’s lives back to reality, and let them have more to their day besides being dependent on alcohol. Overall, the issues that we face as a community do not only affect the alcoholics and their family and friends, but it also affects all of the other people that they pass and encounter while they drive intoxicated....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism]

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Alcoholism : Powerless Over Alcohol

- ... Blood carries alcohol to the brain, where it acts on the body’s central nervous system to slow a person’s mental responses” (5). Alcohol acts as a stimulant when certain chemicals are released slowly. Alcoholics should be aware that it may increase the side effects of their mental illness medications and have an adverse reaction such as hypertension, misperception, or depression (7). Another factor of alcoholism is inheriting certain genes from one or both parents. Authors Larry Blaser, Zoran Minderovic, and James Hoffmann describe in their book “Alcoholism” that “traditional medicine states that disease can be attributed to certain environmental conditions, specific gene alleles inherit...   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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The Market for Alcoholic Beverages, Questions and Answers

- 2 Questions to address: a) What do we know about the demand for alcohol, and how is this relevant to policy makers wishing to curb consumption. b) What can you determine about the supply of alcoholic beverages (in terms of industry structure). How might individual firms hope to get ahead in this market. c) Explain, using diagrams, how individual producers in this industry might be affected by the price floor implemented in Scotland. What determines the extent to which they are affected. d) Why do you think the policy makers have opted for a price floor over a tax....   [tags: policy makers, curb consumption]

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Alcohol Is A Safe Drug

- ... Gass (2010:52) states “individuals who are considered binge drinkers or heavy drinkers are more likely to become alcoholics”. With the increase in consumption, people have a tendency to possibly become dependent, commit crimes and make riskier decisions which can lead to deviant behavior. A deviant is someone that does not follow the society’s norms. According to Alcohol Rehab.com a deviant is someone “who engages in antisocial activities, abuse drugs and alcohol, violate criminal laws, live outside social norms, and engage in violence” (alcoholrehab.com)....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Sociology]

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A Long Period Of Time

- ... Throughout my childhood I witnessed alcoholism in the form of my father and grandparent, but I never understood how they continued to drink after having suffered many setbacks in life due to alcohol. It became something that I was seeking to find an answer too while attending the A.A meeting. As far as my expectations being met, I felt that since I went into it without having any expectations I was not disappointed, in contrast I came out as a less ignorant individual. It was quite interesting observing the group dynamics between this recovering alcoholics and how they formed a brotherhood among themselves....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage]

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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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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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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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The Last Time I Saw Paris

- ... Most of Charlie inadequate decision and actions are made when he has been drinking heavily. In the film, the relationship between Charlie and his daughter is loving and comforting. His attitude and his actions change when he is bonding his daughter. But the childish behaviors between Charlie and Helen as well as Charlie’s excessive drinking are actions that perceive Charlie as unfit farther .Charlie and Helen attend a party where they see people who they met before. Charlie and Helen leave the party with other people they seem to be fond of....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage]

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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]

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Alcohol Addiction And Alcoholism And Addiction

- ... Numerous of alcoholics happen to be exceedingly malnourished due to lack of sleep and lack of eating. Alcoholism creates the ability to have a careless outlook for an individual to make bad choices emotionally and physically. Some are convinced that alcohol is an addiction because of the critical chemicals that are in the human brain that has the parts of feelings and responding. Which most will use that for the wanting to feel happy and content. People who drink do so because it is genetic....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Addiction, Alcohol]

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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]

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Drinking : A Love Story

- ... The author’s father introduced her to alcohol in her teenage years, and she recognized, that the liquor eased the struggles of the daily life: it numbed the real feelings and the real fears and the real doubts. Drinking with her father allowed her to forget the feeling of awkwardness and shyness that she always experienced around him. Later, Caroline used the alcohol as her main coping mechanism with the feelings of distress, pain, confusion. She writes, “Alcohol makes room for some other self to emerge, a version that’s new and improved and decidedly less conflicted....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Alcoholism By James D. Torr

- ... According to Mary Ann C. Stephens and Gary Wand, professors at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, the “hazardous and demanding work environments, legal stress, family stress (e.g., unhappy marriage and divorce), and low income” are some of the factors that causes a person to drink alcohol which can lead to alcoholism. These factors cause stress to the person which increases his or her anxiety. To deal with the anxiety, the person drinks alcohol, since it is an anxiety-reducing drink, according to Robert M....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol abuse]

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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]

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The Pros And Cons Of Consuming Alcohol

- ... An article at dailymail.com states ‘Beer has overtaken red wine as the best daily habit to help avoid having a heart attack, according to research. The secret is thought to lie in the high levels of vitamin B6 found in beer which prevent the build-up of a harmful chemical in the body, homocysteine, known to cause heart disease.’ (Marsh, "Beer can be good for your heart") This is very important to understand because it is one way we can prevent heart disease without a prescription from a doctor....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, Ethanol, Beer]

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The Abuse of Alcohol

- The use of alcohol has been around since pre-biblical times. Since then alcohol has been consumed at dinners, parties, in clubs, and some religious practices. The problem with our society and the way in which it consumes alcohol is that it is no longer drank for the taste, or the pleasure of the socializing time that is rarely accompanied with it anymore, but it is used more often for the effects it has on the mind and body. This is the result of the high availability that people have to it. Some cities have as many as four liquor stores, gas stations that carry alcohol as well as general stores such as Wal*Mart that carry alcoholic substances....   [tags: liquor, alcoholic substances, alcoholism, health]

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The Horror of Alcoholism

- The Horror of Alcoholism Alcoholism is a baffling and powerful disease. It affects all people from all walks of life. It has been medically proven and recognized by most of society as a disease. However, for some people who either have not been affected or just do not have any knowledge of the disease, it is considered more as a weakness of character. Alcoholism has many effects, on the alcoholic them self, towards their family and friends, and on their health, on their spouse and children, mentally and physically, but the good thing is there is help out there for all of these people....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking Alcoholic Essays]

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis "Silent" Liver Disease

- The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located under your rib cage on the right side. It weighs about 3 pounds and is shaped like a football that is flat on one side. It processes what we eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. The liver also removes harmful substances from your blood. Certain conditions that develop, such as fatty liver and steatohepatitis, may be signs of liver injury that can lead to permanent liver damage. Fatty liver disease happens when your liver has trouble breaking down fats, causing fat to build up in your liver tissue....   [tags: liver injury, liver damage, cirrhosis]

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Effects Of Advertising On Alcohol On Children

- ... Throughout the months they research this, it increased enormously and it is not telling them to stop because more minority are watching the alcohol ads than the legal age adults. As reported by Chung, from the years 2001 to 2006 alcohol advertisements has enlarged from 157 million to 372 million dollars. This says alcohol advisement spend more throughout the years went by. According to Chung, "From 2001 to 2006, alcohol advisement and expenditures on cable increased 176% (from 51019 to 140930 ads) and 137% (from $157 million to $372 million), respectively; cable now hosts 95% of all alcohol advertisement on national television networks" (Chung)....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, Alcohol advertising]

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Home Care And Alcoholism During Seniors

- ... They may have had a drink or two after the passing of a friend or spouse to help them sleep. Then, before they know it, they cannot get through the day without it. There are many health concerns with alcohol and seniors. Among them are: Alcohol tolerance weakens with age since our bodies cannot metabolize the alcohol as efficiently. This means that those who are used to drinking a few drinks a day may not even realize that the drinks are having a much greater effect on them until it is too late....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Alcohol, Beer]

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Alcoholic Beverage Advertising

- Alcoholic Beverage Advertising There is a big debate about the legality of alcoholic beverage advertising on television these days. As we are all centered upon the stereotypical upon the perfect human being, there are instances with alcohol that gives shame to our names. Does this give us the right to ban advertising on such a product. That is the question we ask ourselves every day. When we flip on the television and are watching a show that we adore, whether it be a sports game, or a criminal scenario, there are always ads on the television for products....   [tags: Business Marketing Alcohol]

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Comparison of Two Different Alcoholic Advertisements

- Comparison of Two Different Alcoholic Advertisements (Castlemaine XXXX and Boddingtons) Advertising is the key to selling any product today, and convincing the shopper to buy your product is the way to success. Advertising is available today in many different shapes and forms, for example in newspapers, magazines, and on television. It was not until the 1950's when commercial television started being broadcasted did we see the first television adverts appear advertising cleaning products....   [tags: Papers]

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The Meaning Of Wine As An Alcoholic Beverage With A Rich Past And The Imbibing On The Fermentation Of

- The Meaning of Wine Wine is an alcoholic beverage with a rich past and the imbibing on the fermentation of grapes is not a new practice by any means; the first demonstration of the use of grapes in the production of wine was in China 7,000 BC (Hirst). From that point on, several cultures the world over have both textual, and to a lesser degree radiocarbon dated physical evidence, of the use of wine (Hirst). As a result of its lengthy history, the embodiment of wine in religious practices comes to little surprise to historians of ancient civilizations (Lopez, Harvey, Clark, & Walotsky)....   [tags: Judaism, Christianity, Wine, Dionysus]

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Investigating Alcoholic Fermentation and the Affects of Yeast on Dough

- Biology Lab Report Investigating Alcoholic Fermentation and the Affects of Yeast on Dough Aim: The aim was simply to investigate whether or not yeast had any affect on causing dough to rise when baked and to experiment with alcoholic fermentation eg. to see if it gave off carbon dioxide. Introduction: Following a few weeks of fermentation theory, groups of three to four were assigned and told to conduct a series of experiments involving the affects of fermentation. My group consisted of myself, Won Jin, Brendan and Sun-Ho and we chose to investigate alcoholic fermentation and the affects of yeast on dough, more specifically to see if yeast caused the dough to rise in anyway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hydro-alcoholic extract of Raphanus sativus L.var niger attenuates bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis via decreasing TGF-β1 level

- Background: pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease of the lungs, which leads to death in human. It has been suggested that TGF-β together with Oxidative stress play a central role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Objectives: to evaluate the possible curative effects of Black radish, raphanus sativus L.var niger, (RSN) on bleomycine-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats. Material and methods: In this study thirty-six Wistar rats were divided into six groups, including: (I) Saline, (II) Bleomycin (BLM), (III) R....   [tags: pulmonary fibrosis, progressive disease]

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The Role of Essential Amino Acids, Micronutrients and Antioxidant Status in Alcoholic and Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis

- This investigation was undertaken to examine the role of essential amino acids, micronutrients and antioxidant status in alcoholic and tropical chronic pancreatitis and to compare with healthy controls. A further goal is to estimate serum rhodanese, thiocyanate and urinary inorganic sulfate/cratinine ratio as a measure of detoxification of cyanogens. Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease associated with irreversible exocrine insufficiency, which in due course may cause fibrosis and diabetes mellitus and with significantly increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer....   [tags: Medical Science]

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The Alcoholic Father Revealed in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper

- The Alcoholic Father Revealed in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper While listening to William Faulkner’s daughter, Jill, attempt to describe her father’s personality, I recognized the desire to defend and protect the memory of a provider who was ultimately unknowable to her. It seemed as if each phrase was tentatively spoken as a way of avoiding being untruthful. Mostly, I recognized the inability to truly know an alcoholic parent. I repeat the word ‘recognize’ intentionally. I lived with an alcoholic until I was ten....   [tags: Faulkner Moses]

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Top 20 Mocktails for the New Year

- Top 20 Mocktails for the New Year New Year is the perfect time to arrange parties and invite guests. The party feels complete with varieties of foods and drinks. Both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages must be kept on the serving table for entertaining the guests of all age groups. Mocktails are combination of drinks in a subtle way to keep out alcohol from the drink. Colorful drinks will definitely make your guests feel satisfied. Here is a list of some fabulous non alcoholic drinks that can be prepared in minutes....   [tags: non alcoholic cocktails]

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