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Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa ) Meeting

- Alcoholics Anonymous Initially, I was very scared and worried to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. I wasn’t sure what to expect and they only time I have ever really knew what happened during these meeting is from what I have seen on television. I decided to just go one night and I was very surprised to see how the meeting was set up. I felt a little awkward at first but I wanted to get a good experience so I was honest and open just as everyone else was. There was such as sense of feeling like you should be comfortable here and be able to share your struggles and experiences and you and everyone can learn from them and reflect together....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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Alcoholics Anonymous : A Anonymous

- Alcoholics Anonymous is a organization that is created to help alcoholics with their addiction. The organization creates meetings for alcoholics to go to. These meetings can vary from talking aloud, talking about a book, and listening to a speaker. Most of these meetings are are open to anyone but sometimes meetings are closed for those who really want to quit drinking. Most of these meetings are held in community buildings or in churches. For newcomers that attend the meetings, they would usually get a brief overview of what will go on during the events and also the protocols of the meeting....   [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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An Open Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

- I attended an open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in my neighborhood; officially called the Olive Branch Meeting. The meeting was offered as having a speaker and discussion, it lasted ninety minutes. The Big Book was referenced but it appeared that the speaker was the only one in possession of the Book. To my surprise a fellow Liberty University Student was there in the same capacity as I was, however she was enrolled in a different course. We sat together. Upon arriving at the meeting, Tom H., the apparent leader of the meeting, came up and introduced himself to me and asked if I was a student....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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Alcoholics Anonymous And Is Called The Big Book

- The organization I picked uses the book Alcoholics Anonymous and is also called “the Big Book”. This book is used to teach men and women how to recover from alcoholism. The book has many stories that were written by people who were alcoholics and have since had a lifetime change. The book tells you more about alcoholism, how to recover from alcoholism and how to deal with family members, employers and friends who are alcoholics. This book was first published in 1939 and sold more than 300,000 copies....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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My Experience With Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

- My experience with the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting that I went to was an interesting one. I felt a couple different feelings while I was attending the meeting. The first thing that I felt was that I didn’t belong there, because I’ve never been in the situation that these other individuals had been in. The second thing that I felt was awkwardness. I felt awkward because nobody really socialized with me, other than the occasional hello. The third feeling that I felt was of empathy for these people because recovering from alcoholism isn’t easy....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol abuse]

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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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Alcoholics Anonymous : An International Fellowship Of Men And Women

- AA Meeting Paper “Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.” On Sunday September 11th, at 7;30pm, I attended an AA meeting. Instead of calling it AA, the people inside called it “club 12.” This took place in Fairfield Connecticut at Saint Emery’s Alternative High School....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous]

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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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Attending An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting At Jones Memorial

- For this assignment I decided to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Forest Park, Georgia. Jones Memorial United Methodist Church hosts two Alcohol Anonymous meetings on Tuesdays and Fridays. I decided to attend the meeting on Friday, September 16, 2016. The meeting started promptly at 7pm and lasted until 8pm. There were approximately 11 attendees including myself. The Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was an open discussion meeting. There were people from different backgrounds but everyone was respectful and friendly to one another....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol abuse]

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I Attended An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting At Grace Church

- I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Grace Church in Norton. I had actually been to this church during high school with a friend. This church is very open and welcoming. They host several 12 step meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. On Tuesday nights the group is called A Way Out. It is an open forum. They also have a Big Book night on Sundays where they read from The Big Book of AA. There were 10 people there including me and the chairman. There were 4 women, including myself and 6 men....   [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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Drinking And Alcoholics By Bob Welch

- While none of my close relatives are alcoholics, I have personally known someone negatively affected by the actions of an alcoholic family member. Through this relationship, I have seen first-hand what alcoholism can do to both the drinker and those around him or her. The author of this article, Bob Welch, focuses on many of the misconceptions about drinking and alcoholics that many people (including me) have. It is easy for me to group all alcoholics into the same category and stereotype them in my mind based on what I have experienced....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol, Addiction]

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The Step Recovery Program For Alcoholics

- Along with mourning, God wants us to know joy, real joy. The steps that I took to deal with my grief and loss has helped me overcome challenges from my past that I did not know still had power in my life. In order to deal with my grief, this is what I did: 1. I Admitted I have a problem. Just like the 12-step recovery program for alcoholics, this works with grief. It is also the first step of repentance. In order to heal from or overcome an issue, acknowledging that a problem or an issue exists is the first step....   [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 )

- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who have a drinking problem. It is casual group open to any person seeking help and camaraderie. It is a place where people can have a fresh start and begin a healing process. An addict is a person whose life has been controlled by a substance. An addict will do anything to consume their substance of choice. They will lie, cheat, steal, betray their closest friend, and even die for their next fix. An addict sometimes makes the choice to get clean....   [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

- Alcoholism refers to the abuse of alcohol by individuals who are unable to control their binge drinking behavior over a prolonged period of time. Alcoholics are not simply people who consume alcohol; instead, their entire lives revolve around alcohol. While many people usually dismiss the effects of heavy drinking to a hangover that will not last beyond the day, the effects of alcoholism are infinitely more enduring and devastating not only for the alcoholics, but also for their families and friends....   [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 )

- How have you been since I last saw you. I miss you already. When we were together last, you asked me if I knew anything about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) since you were required to attend as treatment. I did some research, and then I attended a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting in town to find out more information for you. I found out that NA is a twelve-step program that would help you overcome heavy drinking and focus on sobriety by using twelve steps. NA meetings are held multiple times a week. I found out that the population NA serves is a nonprofit organization of men and women of any age or race whom substance or alcohol abuse has become a major problem in his or her life....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Twelve-step program]

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The Strengths And Problems For Adult Children Of Alcoholics

- While reviewing the power points lectures they told us a lot about the individuals emotions, strengths, roles and problems for adult children of alcoholics. Over all the lectures made you think about exactly what was going in with these adults and how they have been affected by addiction. On the PowerPoint they listed the strengths of children raised with addiction. ACOA are organized, Goal oriented, good planners, good at manipulating others, leadership skills, independent and self- reliant. Since many of the parents these ACOA grew up with had to learn to be self-reliant because there where no parents there to look out for them....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Trust]

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I 'm An Alcoholic And Sober Today

- I’m an alcoholic and 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. That’s quite straight forward. What wasn’t clear to me for a while was that 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 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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How Alcoholics Are Pose From An Immune Dysfunction

- The journal article focuses on how alcoholics are pose to suffer from an immune dysfunction which can prevent a vaccine to be effective. It is believed that ethanol plays a role in the immune dysfunction. It is hypothesized that lower alcohol levels are presented in the skin than blood allowing for vaccines to be effective. An experiment was produced to test out the hypothesis on common chronic ethanol mouse. The experiment that was conducted measured tissue ethanol levels, liver stress, regulatory T cell and myeloid derived suppressor cell along with delayed type hypersensitivity, antigen specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte and antibody induction....   [tags: Immune system, Immunology, Antigen, Vaccination]

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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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Effective Community Based Interventions As Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa )

- individuals and their families, and provide information about effective community-based interventions such as Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been around for more than 75 years. The biggest controversy about AA is if it is effective or not. Some people find AA to be an effective aid to sobriety; others find AA to be damaging and can lead to increased drinking. AA meetings are groups of people with the desire to quit drinking that help one another achieve and maintain sobriety....   [tags: Drug addiction, Prohibition, Illegal drug trade]

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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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Group : Support Group Reflection

- Support Group Reflections As a student, practice is crucial to learn group therapy techniques. In order to achieve these practices, I attended 2 support groups of the same topic. Observation and attendance constructs an idea of how group therapy works. Attending this group was important because of the profoundness of its meaning and experiences I have witnessed. I attended Alcoholics Anonymous: New Attitude group in Dyersburg, TN. Prior to the group, I contacted the facilitator that was listed on Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce website....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol]

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My First Experience With The General Public Should Be Characterized By Personal Anonymity

- Tradition Eleven “Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity. We think A.A. ought to avoid sensational advertising. Our names and pictures as A.A. members ought not be broadcast, filmed, or publicly printed. Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion. There is never need to praise ourselves. We feel it better to let our friends recommend us.” In retrospect, my first experience with tradition eleven came long before I claimed myself a member of Alcoholics Anonymous....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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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

- I attended a twelve step Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Monday, February 8th at 7:30 in the evening. The meeting was held at Bridgeway Behavioral Health in Saint Charles. The meeting took place in a rather small conference room in the basement of the building. There was a large conference table in the middle of the room, surrounded by several chairs. There were also chairs along all four walls of the room as well. Every seat was taken. Some members sat on other office furniture such as cabinets and desks, while a few people stood....   [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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Why I Chose This Support Group

- At Presbyterian Church there were men and women of different ages who attended the Alcoholics Anonymous support group, about 10 of the 20 members participated in today’s group session. I chose this support group because I have a few family members and friends who are alcoholics. I wanted to get a better understanding what goes on in their day-to-day life and how they handle their sickness. The purpose of the meeting was for an open discussion of any AA topic members choose to have. The group leader started by making sure all cell phones was off and if there was an important call to take it out in the hall....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Higher Power]

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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

- Most people point to wars, Presidents or the economy when asked to describe the history of the United States, but what about alcohol. Social history in general has always taken a back seat to political and economic history, mostly because many aspects of social history are not exactly bright spots from the past. Alcohol, for example, is actually a much bigger aspect of our history than one may expect. As a matter of fact, early America was centered around drinking as a kind of social event. William Rorabaugh’s book Alcoholic Republic outlines how prevalent drinking really was during the years after the Revolutionary War....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, United States]

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Not An Alcoholic Mean That You Have A Disease?

- Does being an alcoholic mean that you have a disease. It seemed as though this was the main question throughout the course of this class. The biggest issue in answering this question is that there are so many definitions for the word disease. For example, Dictionary.com states that a disease is… “any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society” whereas Merriam-Webster labels a disease as… “an illness that affects a person, animal, or plant : a condition that prevents the body or mind from working normally”....   [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

- The Impact of Stigma on an Alcoholic Although the American Society does not like to admit that stigmas are not a problem in the society of today, they still seem to stand in a variety of areas. Especially when people are misinformed and do not know about the subject. The greatest amount of stigma deals with mental disorders, including alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic disease and impacts the lives of not only the abuser but everyone surrounding them. However, many people don’t understand that it is a disease and how it affects the lifestyle of so many people....   [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

- Children Support Programs of Alcoholic Parents There are many organizations and tools for teachers to support students experiencing the challenge of being the child of an alcoholic parent. As teachers, it is an alarming thought knowing that students are exposed to alcoholism, but there are accessible and meaningful ways to provide necessary resources to help them in a supportive way. There are a number of programs that solely exist to help families through this difficult time. Programs that offer a safe space to discuss feelings and stories with others that may be going through the same struggles....   [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

- Alcoholic and Liver Diseases Drinking alcohol for most of the people is something normal. People drinks alcohol in their weddings, parties, meetings, or when they have free time. Why people drink alcohol occasionally. They drink to relax after a long day. Alcohol has good and bad effects but the bad effects of heavy drinking alcohol are the most dangerous. Some people use it as a medicine to calm the pain and some people use it to kill themselves. If you drink alcohol everyday it will lead to get addicted to it which is called alcoholism....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Cirrhosis]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome

- 1 Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome Sura Alyacoub In recent years the public has been made aware of a syndrome called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The syndrome has received publicity for many reasons including the fact that it is a completely preventable syndrome based on the pregnant mother’s behaviors like any syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome signs and symptoms that appear together and indicate a certain condition. It is a serious health problem that tragically affects its victims and their families. The signs and symptoms are birth defects that result from a woman 's use of alcohol during her pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Alcohol]

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Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome : Symptoms And Symptoms

- Fetal Alcoholic Syndrome Sura Alyacoub In recent years the public has been made aware of a syndrome called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The syndrome has received publicity for many reasons including the fact that it is a completely preventable syndrome based on the pregnant mother’s behaviors like any syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome signs and symptoms that appear together and indicate a certain condition. It is a serious health problem that tragically affects its victims and their families. The signs and symptoms are birth defects that result from a woman 's use of alcohol during her pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Alcohol]

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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

- Advertisement is an area that has been established as a crucial part to popular culture and the realm of economics. It has become an inescapable force in modern society. Society has allowed this entity to possess an enormous amount of influence in the everyday choices of themselves and their families. Not only do these ads influence the choices of individuals, but they lead to choices that produce negative consequences for the individual and the people associated with that individual. Obviously, not all adverts are negative in their influence....   [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

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

- Alcoholic Anonymous Subculture is characterized by a certain characteristic that all members share the same goal. In this subculture there are dedicated members who need to share their experience, strength and hope for each other, and need to free themselves from their drinking problem. Even though, these people are coming from different cultures, religions, and places, their goal are the same to stay away from an excessive drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous subculture was found the first time in 1935 by two Americans Robert Smith and Bill Wilson (Emily,2012, p.1)....   [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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I Am A Daughter Of An Alcoholic

- As a young girl, I was forced to grow up faster than I wanted to. I had to have an awareness of things around me and needed to know how to wiggle myself out of things. For instance, when my friends wanted to come over for the weekend I would have to find away either to make the event happen at someone else’s house or come up with an excuse so my friends would not come to my house. It is not that my house was unclean or that it was always bad but there was always a chance of him being there. I am a daughter of an alcoholic....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]

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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

- Introduction Alcoholic Fermentation is one of the primary fermentation pathways. During this reaction, NADH is reduced from pyruvate. Alcohol fermentation forms ethyl alcohol(C2H5OH) and carbon dioxide(C02).[1] During this fermentation, the pathway yields two molecules of ATP.[1] With these two ATP’s produced from glycolysis, The net yield of ATP during each reaction is only four molecules of ATP.[1] Commercially, alcoholic fermentation is important and used to many things such as: baking goods, producing alcoholic beverages among other products....   [tags: Cellular respiration, Carbon dioxide, Yeast]

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