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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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    Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs is an even bigger problem that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Abusing either one of these substances can lead to the death of you or the death of someone else or even cause a major change in their life like Jacqueline’s story, her whole life has been changed because of another person’s ignorance and carelessness. Therefore, you should know the facts about drug and alcohol abuse before you do something you may regret

  • To What Extent Should The Drinking Age Be Lowered?

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    It is no secret that underage drinking is rampant in the United States. Though it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy or possess alcohol, people under the age of 21 accounts for 17.5% of consumer spending for alcohol nationwide and 90% of that is consumed through binge drinking (Tracy). According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 9.3 million Americans between ages 12-20 report current alcohol consumption (Distillers Fighting). With alcohol being one the most commonly

  • Keeping the Drinking Age at 21 and Saving Some Lives

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    Each year, about 5,000 teens are killed or injured in traffic crashes as a result of underage drinking and about 1,900 are due to car accidents. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation) In the newsletter, safety in numbers by National highway traffic administration and U.S department of transportation “Of all the people who died in motor vehicle crashes during 2012, 31 percent died in crashes involving a drunk driver, and this percentage remains unchanged

  • Alcohol And Alcohol

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    Alcohol is the third largest risk factor for disease burden in the world. Its harmful use was associated with 2.5 million deaths annually. Regarding its chemical structure, alcohol or ethanol is an organic compound that has a hydroxyl group bound to a carbon atom. People drink alcoholic beverages due to its pleasurable effects. It relieves anxiety, stress, and enhances the feeling of euphoria. Although alcohol is considered as a drug, it depresses vital functions of the human body and affects

  • Abnormal Behaviors

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    Learning. Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. (2000). American Psychiatric Association. Tyas, S. L. (2008). Alcohol Use and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease. National Istitute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Retrieved from: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/299-306.htm

  • Essay On Paternalism

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    The consumption of alcohol has a direct and often-negative impact on the lives of so many that to regulate it, while infringing on certain freedoms, is morally justified. When we consider the realm of mind-altering substances, we typically think of illicit drugs ingested by those of questionable moral integrity. Alcohol, however, legally consumed by up to seventy percent of the population, represents the number one drug problem in the US today.6 Despite government regulations and guidelines the destructive

  • Argumentative Essay On Binge Drinking

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    Binge Drinking Among College Students What happens behind closed doors at colleges and universities is a mystery to most people. In the United States, the most frequent thing happening behind closed doors is binge drinking. Binge drinking is the rapid consumption of alcoholic beverages and it is seen and a widespread issue among colleges. Quick consumptions of drinks can result in poisoning and death along with many more safety and health issues. College students also feel very rebellious when it

  • Underage Smoking And Its Impact On Society

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    As the world modernizes and social trends change with time, there are emerging social issues that continue to plague the society. These societal issues/ problems have impacted the society negatively leading to the affected people failing to become productive members of the society. Some of these issues include underage drinking, obesity, smoking, drug abuse and religious radicalization. This paper will evaluate obesity, underage drinking and smoking and how these problems have impacted on the society

  • The Effects Of Underage Drinking On Underage Drinkers

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    under 21 die every year as a result of underage drinking—from crashes, homicides, and suicides” (Bellenir 65). Reducing underage drinking can reduce drinking-related harm, and even though there are programs in place to help prevent these suicides, alcoholism continues to ruin the lives of underage drinkers. Alcoholics in general are walking billboards to major companies that advertise their products—especially underage drinkers that in the process make these companies wealthier. Alcohol abuse gives

  • The Problem of Place in America

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    The Problem of Place in America Ray Oldenburg’s essay, “The Problem of Place in America,” is a well written essay about Americans and how we need to build a tripod, which would assist in balancing family, work, friends, and neighbors. In his essay he explains we spend much of our time at work and what is not spent at work, Americans spend at home with their families. You may be thinking, what else is there time for in our daily schedules? According to Oldenburg, we need to spend more time