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Alcohol Viewed Through the Eyes of Raymond Carver - Alcohol Viewed Through the Eyes of Raymond Carver      Some people feel that alcohol is a substance that can be used to escape reality and live in a world where there are no dilemmas or problems that must be solved. Whether the alcohol is abused or just used in moderation, many people are drawn to the several aspects it has to offer. One example of someone who follows these characteristics is the very famous and talented writer, Raymond Carver. Raymond’s use of alcohol is clearly displayed not only through his writings, but in his daily lifestyle....   [tags: Drinking Alcohol Alcoholism Carver Author essays] 744 words
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The Effects of Alcohol - ... Most alcohols are colourless liquids or solids at room temperature. Root of administration The most common method by which alcohol is consumed into the body is by oral ingestion as a liquid. However, there are other ways in which a person can ingest alcohol, they can ingest alcohol intravenously, or inhaled as a vapour. Stages of substance abuse It is important to understand that there is no set time frame for how long it takes to go through the stages of substance abuse. They are five (5) stages of substance abuse they are: experimentation, regular use, problem or risky use, dependence and addiction....   [tags: undistilled, distilled, drug, consumers, effect] 1063 words
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Alcohol and the Brain - ... Not only does alcohol affect your brain, but also affects changes in your blood alcohol levels, which in turn affect your behavior. In addition to increasing the GABA and decreasing the glutamate in the brain, alcohol increases the amount of dopamine in the brain’s reward center. This gives an individual who drinks a feeling of pleasure. Alcohol affects different parts of the brain in different ways. The cerebral cortex is the region where thought processing and consciousness is centered. When alcohol is consumed, this region is affected in the behavioral inhibitory centers, consequently making the person less inhibited....   [tags: biochemical analysis] 978 words
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Alcohol in the Media - ... For example when a celebrity or a person you look up to comes on TV and starts drinking a Bud Light. Tell me that you wouldn’t feel that it’s ok to have one too. There’s no surgeon general warning on TV. They don’t care about your heath, just to make more money. Next, the advertisements also can be viewed by young adults such as teen. It is a known fact that young people who start drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to become alcohol dependent.(John Hopkins University) “Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads”, according to a study , at...   [tags: family, teens, advertising] 525 words
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The Overconsumption of Alcohol - Alcohol has been around since the earliest depths of recorded history. Man has enjoyed its drunken allure since the age of our ancestors. However, they have enjoyed it a little too much. The overconsumption of alcohol by man alike has caused a great deal of grief for them. The abuse of alcohol impairs one’s judgment and can even lead to the death of the drinker. Especially in America. The overconsumption and abuse of the drinking of alcohol has become a serious and dangerous issue in America, and it not only endangers the consumer but the people around and involved with the consumer as well....   [tags: teenage population, vehicle crashes]
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The Banning of Alcohol - When people think about alcohol, they think about a strong colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks. I strongly oppose the use of this beverage because this can be a very dangerous beverage to teenagers and adults. Alcohol has caused a lot of problems in the economy, and if people continue to misuse alcohol the number of deaths from alcohol will increase instead of decreasing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics in 2011, the amount of 9,878 people died in drunk driving crashes, one every 53 minutes....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, health, drunk driving]
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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 Chemistry of Alcohol - Alcohol is a class of organic compounds that is characterized by the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups (-OH) attached to a carbon atom. Alcohol was unknowingly produced centuries ago when fermentation occurred to crushed grapes (Pines, 1931). In today’s society alcohol is produced for the use of household products such as varnishes, cleaning products, but is more commercially important in the liquor business. A chemical process called fermentation accomplishes the production of ethanol, the alcohol or liquor....   [tags: fermentation process, ethanol, liquor]
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A Dependency on Alcohol - The clutches that alcohol has on those dependent on it can make quitting from it very difficult and, at times, almost impossible. Some people are able to have one or two drinks and stop, and then there are those that do not know when to stop or who must drink on a regular basis. It is common for people to drink at social functions or with meals, but getting together with friends or family does not mean that alcoholic drinks need to be served to have a good time. When someone used to drink one or two drinks and be able to stop, now that same person has to have alcoholic drinks earlier in the day and more frequently than usual, he or she would be considered an alcoholic....   [tags: substance abuse and addiction, rehabilitation]
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The Ban on Alcohol - ... Amazingly, there was a decline in arrests for drunkenness and reported 30 percent drop in alcohol consumption showing early signs of success. The Volstead Act enacted it positively. The Volstead Act stated that "beer, wine, or other intoxicating liquors meant any beverage that was more than 0.5% alcohol by volume. The Act also stated that owning any item designed to manufacture alcohol was illegal and it set specific fines and jail sentences for violating Prohibition. Unfortunately, those who wanted to keep drinking found more inventive ways to do it....   [tags: intoxicating liquor, prohibition era] 734 words
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Alcohol and Rape - Exposure and Outcome Rape can ruin lives. The sexually violent act is associated with a long list of public health concerns, including disease, unwanted pregnancy, physical trauma, mental and emotional suffering, and death. While rape can be simply defined as sex without consent, the impact rape has on society is complex. Victims are often stigmatized. They feel ashamed, weak and at fault. An estimated 18 percent of women in the US reported being raped at least once in their lifetimes, according to a 2007 study cited by the Center for Research on Violence Against Women....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]
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Teenagers and Alcohol - ... Due to drinking, some teenagers may lose the faculty of memory, a function that they will never get back in their adult lives. Teenage drinking causes huge risk factors of growth problems and damage to vital organs such as the liver. Alcohol consumption greatly decreases how effectively a muscle or other body part is able to be repaired. Unfortunately, the harmful effects of alcohol, including damage to the brain and other organs, are often overlooked in teenagers’ search for an escape from the real world....   [tags: teen drinking, eighteen drinking age]
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Drug and Alcohol - The purpose of this essay will be to discuss and focus on the relationship between drug, alcohol and health issues and reference made to the North West of England. Liverpool and the Wirral peninsular will be looked at with regard to the health and social repercussions and the implications drug and alcohol use has on the local communities. A broader look at the United Kingdom and the United States of America along with other parts of the world will also be used to provide a comparison. This essay will start by looking, briefly, at the history of drug and alcohol use and then move on to the problems caused by their use....   [tags: Drugs, North West of England] 2741 words
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Alcohol in Literature - The abuse of substances such as alcohol and other harmful drugs (perhaps even a vicious combination composed of a number of the many possible constituents) is an aspect of life that arises simply from the manifestation of human nature itself—an incredibly profound and complex calamity which stems from this vague, yet familiar, source. It is a sword with many edges and a lust for its victims, and if taken to the extents of excess, will function as an inescapable common denominator for the division of an addict’s life and priorities....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Alcohol and Depression - There is a definite link between alcohol abuse and the symptoms of depression. When someone is depressed, they may use alcohol to find temporary relief from the pain. There are many situations where someone may overuse alcoholic substances. The most common reason for consuming alcoholic beverages is to cover for feelings of social inadequacy. When this becomes a regular occurrence the resulting condition can lead to a depressive disorder. The individual experiences feelings of temporary euphoria but when the intoxicant wears off the feelings of sadness or anxiety remains....   [tags: Mental Health ] 452 words
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The Problem of Alcohol and Alcohol Dependence in the United States - The problem of alcoholism or alcohol dependence is one of which is present in our society today. The problem is especially large in our country “In the US, 15 million people are currently affected by alcohol abuse or dependency” (Alcoholism Statistics, 2012, 1). The problem has been addressed many times in a number of different ways. Things such as alcoholics anonymous and rehab centers are two of the biggest ways that come to mind. With the ever evolving power of technology, apps have recently tried to solve this problem with the use of motivational items....   [tags: alcoholism, addiction, rehabilitation]
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Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body - ... The damage to the organs can be deadly leading in death because of the consummation of alcohol in a person’s body. Alcohol can lead to many diseases amongst the organs such as kidney failure, liver disease, and etc. The heart which is a person’s strongest organ is also affected by alcohol. Depending on the amount of alcohol intake at a time the heart rate can began to increase within a nick of time. A person’s appearance is affected by alcohol because if you ever noticed it’ll begin to make a person’s skin look rough and older looking than they maybe....   [tags: substance abuse, organ damage] 798 words
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Adolescence and Alcohol: To Drink or Not To Drink - Alcohol consumption among adolescents is usually initiated through parental supervision. Parents seem to believe that supervision of alcohol consumption to children is safe (Ward, Snow, & Aroni, 2010). During adolescences, the brain is still developing connections which makes it still malleable (Steinberg, 2014). With consumption of alcohol during this vulnerable stage, this can cause damage to the brain. The brain is one of the major organs of a human or any other species. The affects of alcohol can hinder or damage certain areas or systems in the brain....   [tags: substance abuse, education, parenting]
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Reflection on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol - ... (Blades, 2) Another risk associated with alcohol consumption is aspiration pneumonia, which occurs when alcohol is drank at a lethal amount so that the body attempts to expel the toxins, however due to the inability to coordinate oneself, victims often choke on their own vomit. Although there are several ways that alcohol can be life threatening, there are also various precautionary measures that can be employed when drinking to reduce the risks of excessive concentration of alcohol in the body....   [tags: The Deadly Drinking Mistakes Smart Girls Make] 1088 words
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The History of Drinking Alcohol in America - ... During the wartime in the late eighteenth century women nursed soldiers. However, after the war time, the women went back to their homes and domestic routines (Schultz). These women mostly only served as nurses because they were led to believe that their loyalty would be rewarded with suffrage (Brigance). Leontine Cooper was a firm believer that until women had a right to vote no real advancement of their position would take place. Cooper took place among actors contributing to progressive currents in Australian political life and Australian feminism....   [tags: eighteenth ammendment] 2745 words
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Putting a Curfew on Buying Alcohol - ... There many myths that one may have heard would help them overcome alcohol poisoning, but none of them are true. One must know what not to do. Lang explains that one should never, “leave someone to sleep it off. The amount of alcohol in someone’s blood continues to rise even when they’re not drinking. That’s because alcohol in the digestive system carries on being absorbed into the bloodstream. Too much alcohol in the blood stops the body working properly. Give them a coffee. Alcohol dehydrates the body....   [tags: drunk driving accidents prevention]
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Legal Drugs? The Problems of Alcohol - Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana are all recognizable variations of drugs. “A drug is a chemical substance that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addition” (“American” 431). The affects a drug can have on the central nervous system as well as other parts of the body can be very devastating, but bodily damage is just one result of drug use. When a person abuses a drug it can cause them to act in a way that hurts themselves or others often resulting in problems at work, marital issues, child abuse, or even murder....   [tags: Drugs, Cocaine, Marijuana]
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The Effects Alcohol Has On Teens - Nearly 25 percent of teens drink alcohol because they think it is fun; however the problems it may bring are not so fun (Hyde 22). There over six times more teen deaths per year from alcohol than any other drug (O’Malley 30). Alcohol affects the body of teens as well as all of the developmental processes. A major issue of teens drinking is that it increases the chance of becoming an alcoholic in the future; which leads to lowered self-control, impaired judgment, and lowered inhibition (Heath 12)....   [tags: brain, depressant, adolescent drinking]
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It's a Party, It's a Party, It's a Party - Alcohol abuse is a major problem throughout college campuses in America. The majority of college students may not think it is an enormous problem, but it is. Alcohol abuse is among one of the biggest problems that colleges and universities across America face. Speaking at the Senate Committee of Homeland and Government Affairs, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut stated, “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” College students’ abuse of alcohol has an impact on their fellow students, campus, and the surrounding communities....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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It's a Party, It's a Party, It's a Party - Alcohol abuse is a major problem on most college campuses in America. Majority of college students might not think it is an enormous problem, but in fact it is: it is among one of the biggest problems that colleges and universities all across America face. For instance, speaking at the Senate Committee of Homeland and Government Affairs, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut stated, “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” College students’ abuses of alcohol have an impact on their fellow students, campus, and the surrounding communities....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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The Dangers of Alcohol and Alcoholism - “For every family that is impacted by drugs, there are another 10 to 15 families impacted by alcohol abuse. It's a pretty big deal. We have a tendency to only look at part of the puzzle.” (Kevin Lewis). As a society we tend to categorize the severity of addiction in a way that drugs are the most dangerous and alcohol being just a problem. Because alcohol addiction can be a slow progressive disease many people don’t see it in the same light as drug addiction. An addiction to drugs is seen as being a more deadly and dangerous issue then that of alcohol because a drug addiction can happen more quickly and can kill more quickly....   [tags: addiction, term paper, research paper]
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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain - Effects of Alcohol in the Brain Alcohol is something that people use to help with multiply different things and some studies have shown that alcohol may help protect our bodies from cardiovascular disease. Alcohol does have side effects to our health the surroundings around us and can cause violence, vehicle crashes and even suicide. Alcohol does have an effect on people that many social drinkers may not realize. Many people usually have tried alcohol around 13 years of age and high school students consume more wine coolers that are sold in the U.S....   [tags: driving, memory, nervous system] 1301 words
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The Negative Effects of Alcohol Consumption - ... In England and Wales, Home Office data shows, that according to victim perceptions in the 2011/2012 Criminal Statistics: 48% of violent incidents involved an offender who was under the influence of alcohol; there were a total of 917,000 incidents of alcohol related violence in 2010/2011. In Scotland the estimated of violent crimes was 220,000 in 2010/11 and 63% of cases were alcohol related. “A significant body of research has sought to measure and explain potential links between alcohol use and offending behaviour....   [tags: health, crime, violence] 1655 words
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Effects of Alcohol Advertisements on Youth - ... I never thought a quiet evening could turn into an argument over a news report and some irresponsible teenagers. But I must admit, it made my brain do some serious thinking. Could alcohol advertisements have a negative effect on youth. Could alcohol advertisements urge young men and women to try their hand at drinking. Could alcohol advertisements indirectly be the cause of most of the traffic accidents that take place under the influence of alcohol. Could alcohol advertisements be the reason for lower grades of our children....   [tags: car crash, drinking, ] 522 words
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The Problems Associated with Underage Drinking - Curiosity to appear more grown up may be the reason why most adolescents take their first drink of an alcoholic beverage. The ability to seen more grown up can intensify drinking at a younger age. Consequently, as alcohol is seen as the “Forbidden Fruit,” it encourages the want to drink for people under the age of twenty-one. The use of alcohol by adolescents is widely viewed as disobedience in American society. Although, alcohol use is technically illegal until the age of twenty-one (in 19 states the consumption of alcohol in not specifically illegal for people under the age of twenty-one), there is still an excessive use of dinking in teenagers today....   [tags: alcohol]
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Effects of Alcohol Advertisements on Youth - ... During this time they watch about 2,000 alcohol commercials on television each year (Jordan and Trentacoste 25). Alcohol advertisements reach youth not only through television, but also through varied media, such as billboards, magazines, sports stadium signs, and on mass transit such as subway stations. In the 1990’s the alcohol industry used cartoon and animal characters to attract young viewers which were overwhelmingly admired by youth. In 1996, for example, the Budweiser Frogs were more recognizable to children aged 9-11 than the Power Rangers or Tony the Tiger (Grube and Waiters 698)....   [tags: drinking and driving, substance abuse]
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Glorification of Alcohol Use in the Media - Every year, children watch an average of 20,000 commercials, with 2000 of them promoting alcoholic beverages. While many view them as harmless, logic would contend that these advertisements play an important role in influencing the attitudes and ideals that society’s youths relate to alcohol consumption. Many aspects of modern media deliver promises that once one engages in “drinking,” the will merge with a high society way of life where popularity, desirability and ultimately happiness are easily attained....   [tags: Essay on Teen Drinking] 927 words
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Alcohol COnsumption and the Risk of Dementia - ... 282). The next part of the examination detailed the alcohol intake of the subjects also at the baseline of the study. Before their visit to the study center, a checklist was given to the patients that outlined what types of food and drink they ingested the preceding year. The checklist followed the food-frequency questionnaire that detailed one hundred seventy different food items, inducing beverages like coffee and tea as well as different types of alcohol. The subjects were then questioned on any previous consumption of alcohol and the frequency at which they drank it....   [tags: deadly drug, health risks, brain, elderly]
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The Debate Over Whether or Not to Lower the Legal Drinking Age in America - One of the largest questions still up for debate is whether to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. We know that this is the same issue fought back in the 70’s and 80’s. We can also recall learning about prohibition in the 1920s. Banning alcohol wasn’t the answer then, and it isn’t the answer now. It is time America lowered the drinking age. The push for this was started by the founder of Choose Responsibility, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the increasing awareness of the harms associated with alcohol use among young adults....   [tags: alcohol] 1047 words
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The Effects of Drinking Alcohol - ... Alcohol has very bad effects on all human body organs; it causes disease and some of those diseases are dangerous and even fatal, and the most common diseases related to drinking alcohol are: anemia, cancer, cardiovascular and liver related diseases. Anemia occurs when red blood cells count is low, and drinking alcohol lowers those blood carrying cells which as a result causes anemia. Symptoms of anemia are nausea, lightheadedness and fatigue. The cancer risks are also increased in alcoholics; organs that are most at risk of cancer due to alcohol drinking are mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and breast....   [tags: anemia, cancer, cardiovascular ] 852 words
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Alcohol - It is widely known that we, as Australians love a drink – or two. Australian culture, as we know it, revolves around the consumption of alcohol and is widely accepted as a necessary addition to social gatherings (Wyn 2009, 6). We are conditioned from small ages to accept the Australian drinking culture as a way of life and accept alcohol, and the consumption of alcohol as a positive thing (Eckersley, Wierenga & Wyn 2005, 402). However, alcohol consumption is one of the biggest challenges to wellbeing in the 21st century, particularly for Australian society....   [tags: Australian Culture, A Drink] 1340 words
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Organizations - An organization is a social unit of people that is designed and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals. All organizations have a management structure that determines relationships between the different activities and the members, and subdivisions and assigns roles, responsibilities, and authority to carry out different tasks. Organizations are open systems; they can affect and are affected by their environment (What is an organization. definition and meaning, 2013). Working in an organization individual’s deal with numerous issues....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]
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Drugs and Alcohol are Not Cool - ... It is one of those things that starts mainly in high school. Most high school students want to be in the popular crowd and have a lot of friends, so they will do what they think it takes. In a YouTube video titled Alcohol Abuse Part 1, a girl was asked why she drinks and she responded with, “Because it’s fun and it feels good to drink. It causes me to relax and forget about any life issues.” Even though alcohol makes you feel good, it is a depressant. Some adolescents think it is cool to peer pressure someone else into doing something either directly or indirectly....   [tags: teenagers, depressant, college] 1333 words
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Alcohol policy reform in Australia, - The “Alcohol policy reform in Australia: What can we learn from the evidence?” is a scholarly article presented in the Medical Journal of Australia. The article’s main intention is to analyze the World Health Organisation policy target areas, and research by Cobiac and colleagues which I’ll refer to as the ‘Cobiac Report’, and how these measures would effective, in relation to the government new ‘Alco-pops’ tax. The report was published in 2009 by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales....   [tags: RTD's, WHO,cobiac report]
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Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol - ... (Publication in Parliament 2010) From this graph there is a clear correlation between cases of cirrhosis and the amount of alcohol consumed within a country. Countries that tend to drink more have higher death rates from cirrhosis than those that drink less. It has been estimated in a home office impact report that alcohol cost the NHS £21 billion per year between 2009-2010. Alcohol is now one of the biggest risk factors for disease and death in the UK. This puts a strain on the NHS and is one of the reasons there is a "huge level of support from frontline workers including doctors" (The Guardian 2013)....   [tags: economic, theories, demand, supply, elasticity]
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Teens and Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) - Introduction For many years, underage drinking in America has been a very controversial topic. However, because of the many discrepancies that some US state representatives have added to the federal underage law, this subject will hardly be solved or going away, anytime soon. Proponents argue “The current underage drinking law of 21, has not stopped teen drinking, and has instead pushed underage binge drinking into private and less controlled environments, leading to more health and life-endangering behavior by teens” (ProCon, 2012, para....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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The Path of Food and Alcohol - ... The now semiliquid food passes through the pyloric sphincter into the small intestine. The small intestine is the point of diffusion and where absorption occurs. The nachos previously eaten are now ready for absorption in the small intestine. This is where the carbohydrates and lipids of the food are to be absorbed. Multiple of digestive enzymes made by the liver and pancreas act on the food. The tissue lining of the small intestine is built with fingerlike parts called villi and its hilly microvilli....   [tags: the human digestive system] 527 words
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - ... If this issue proves to be safe in no situation, then why does the government allow a person to have any amount of alcohol in their system while driving. During an interview with Kelly Kellermann, a teacher at Oakville High School who has had close friends involved in drunk driving accidents also agrees to a zero tolerance policy. When asked how she feels about the current legal Blood Alcohol Content while operating a motor vehicle she states that “the effects of alcohol are different for everyone, and there is no right answer for how to determine a suitable amount for every individual in America....   [tags: major safety issues in America]
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Three Characteristics of Alcohol Abuse - ... Peer pressure: Teenagers want to be a part of a popular group or ‘gang’ and therefore give in to anything, and always listen to what others have to say. The teen party scene is a circumstance where alcohol is indulged in more than any other times. Curiosity: Teenagers are often curious about things they haven’t tried yet and alcohol is one of them. Teens often wonder why others drink so much and then try it themselves, and unfortunately, if they like it, it becomes a big problem. Low self esteem: Most teens who have low self esteem indulge in alcohol and other illegal substances, which then leads to depression, which is also another factor that encourages teen alcohol use....   [tags: alcoholism, teens, depression] 546 words
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Will lowering the drinking age solve the problem of binge drinking among college students? - Alcohol; it’s something Americans enjoy, whether it is at a party, before meals, during the football game, with our buddies, so on and so forth. Alcohol has been a part of human civilization for hundreds of thousands of years and is linked but not limited to, pleasure, and sociability in many people’s minds. Up until 1984 the legal age for people to drink was eighteen, that age was then raised up to twenty-one in order to reduce the death rate of many teenagers who were dying because of alcohol related problems....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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Alcohol Is a Legal Drug - ... There are four main types of alcohol: 1. Methyl; 2. Ethyl; 3. Propyl; 4. Butyl. The most important type that used in production of alcoholic beverages is ethyl (ethanol). Its chemical formula is C2H5OH. The other three types of alcohol are toxic and its consumption, even in small doses could potentially lead to blindness and death. Yeasts acquire food from fructose, glucose, and other monosaccharaides or simple sugars, which are found in fruits ( HowStuffWorks, 2014). Furthermore the process of breaking down of sugars called- fermentation....   [tags: sedative, chemical substance, depressant]
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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse - In the world we live in today, people have quite easy access to things that can corrupt them. These things cloud one’s judgment and coerce people into doing things they should not. Alcohol is one of those things. Alcohol is extremely easy to get ahold of. It can be attained from anywhere; there are bars and liquor stores on every corner. One can get alcohol in grocery stores, gas stations, people can even brew it themselves if they know how. Alcohol that is commonly abused comes in a large variety ranging from weaker alcohols like wine and beer to stronger substances like tequila and vodka....   [tags: tequila, acoholism, addiction]
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Causes and Consequences of Alcohol Prohibition - Prohibition and other substance bans have a long history in the United States dating back to the late 19th century. Cohen (2006) believed the root cause for drug-prohibition movement, including alcohol, derives from race. In the era of mass US immigration, Chinese, Mexicans, Black Africans, and European denominations, posed a democratic threat to White “native” Americans. White Racial fears amplified the moral problem of drug use to the Protestant Church by associating drugs with individual racial minorities....   [tags: Unintended Consequences]
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Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920's - The Prohibition Act in the 1920’s and early 30’s was a very ineffective way to limit alcohol abuse among U.S. citizens. This was because the law was too vague and easy to work around. This is proven through what happened during the prohibition and the effects it had on American citizens after it was repealed. The Prohibition was a complete failure in all sense of the word considering it did nothing but the opposite of what it was set out to fix. In the 1820’s and 30’s a wave of religious revivalism swept the U.S....   [tags: inefective way, religious revivalism]
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The Effects of Drinking Alcohol - ... Alcohol damages the pathways that connect different parts of the brain and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These pathways, when affected, can change a person’s mood and behavior, and not only make them an entirely different person, but also make it harder for them to think clearly and move with coordination. In the past ten years, there have been many studies done that show that alcohol may cause the brain to shrink. The shrinking is due to the loss of nerve cells, which are rapidly killed by alcohol when a person over drinks....   [tags: blackout, brain damage,Cirrhosis] 1040 words
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Alcohol Abuse and Native Americans - The impact of various kinds of substances to cultural groups has historically been precipitated by the significance of particular substances on different cultural groups (Moore, 2010).This is mainly because the long term usage of these substances leads to the integration of the consumption of the substance into the cultural patterns of the given group. One such group that has been affected by the extensive usage of a particular substance is the Native American community. According to the Associated Press (2014, August 28), as noted on the MSNBC website, out of ten deaths among the Native American population, one is Alcohol related....   [tags: Substance Abuse]
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The Effects of Alcohol on Campus - ... We hope the area will grow each year. It is one way in which we can change the whole environment of college to make alcohol a less significant focus of social activity.” When students drink in excess, resulting in intoxication, many participate in reckless behavior, due to the effects on the brain. Often, this recklessness is taken out on buildings or property. Vandalism-related repair expenses are extremely expensive, especially because this problem could be extinguished. At Western Washington University, Nash Hall’s vandalism costs dropped from thousands of dollars to just sixty dollars per year, after the residence hall went substance-free....   [tags: higher education, college campuses, universities]
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Keeping the Drinking Age at 21 - When it comes to the subject of drinking and teenagers, what is the first thing that comes to mind. To me it's the legal age limit of when teens should be able to drink. Having it lowered is controversial because according to prior experiences, data shows that younger age drinking is well known for its fatalities. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), "on one of the most popular prom nights in 1999, as many as 62 percent of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related" (). The most important question is whether or not the drinking age anywhere in the United States should be lowered, raised or if it should stay the same....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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Should Alcoholism Be Considered a Disease? - Should Alcoholism Be Considered a Disease. Many articles have been written which ask the question: Is alcoholism a disease or not. We will look at both sides of this issue, see what the experts have to say and come to realize that alcoholism should be considered a disease. In 1849, Swedish physician, Dr. Magnus Huss coined the term “alcoholism” to describe a diseased condition caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Also in 1849, a French doctoral candidate, M.Gabriel, first used the term in its modern sense, as a disease which causes one to lose control over his/her intake of alcohol, leading to excessive use of alcohol, what we now call addiction ( Keller & Doria,1991)....   [tags: Alcohol ] 1276 words
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Taking a Stand Against Alcohol - Taking a Stand against Alcohol On May 3, 1980, a story by Miss Tiffany S stated that an innocent human being was taken from this world. A young girl, age thirteen, was killed by a drunk driver. All she was doing was taking a peaceful walk, when all of the sudden a man who had twice the legal alcohol limit (.16) killed her instantly. (Miss Tiffany S). Every day, more people are dying due to the abuse of alcohol especially in the United States. In the U.S an estimated 17,941 people died in 2006 due to alcohol-related collisions (NHSA)....   [tags: driving under the influence]
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Binge Drinking on College Campuses and the Minimum Legal Drinking Age - The problems of alcohol abuse in colleges and universities were first reported by Straus and Bacon over 50 years ago. Since then, many articles and scientific research on the topic have been conducted and published. Binge drinking among college students has been one of the biggest threats to campus life with numerous reports of alcohol related sexual assaults, personal injury, and even death. Many college administrators and health professionals have tried to develop alcohol prevention programs, however the problem still persists....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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Alcohol: A Double Edge Sword - ... Potions can be concocted by combining distilled beverages with mixers such as vodka and tonic, etc… Alcohol is used mainly for recreational purposes but is also used for rituals, such as in religious ceremonies (Maisto et al., 2011). Most people use this drug for social occasions. Bars, parties, weddings, and even illicit use by underage drinkers at home and at parties, are common events where this drug is consumed. Furthermore, religious rites commonly use these beverages in the practice of faith (Katsigris &Thomas, 2007)....   [tags: oldest known drug] 1036 words
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Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain - Alcohol seems to be a common topic for teenagers in today’s society. Mainly alcohol is consumed by adolescents that are bored or trying to fit into a crowd by attempting to look ‘cool’. Students are aware of the effects but why is nothing being done. There are many consequences that come along with drinking; alcohol negatively affects not only the body, but the brain. Alcohol is officially defined as ‘a colorless volatile flammable liquid, C2H5OH, synthesizes or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used as a solvent and in drugs’ according to thefreedictionary.com, but it is much more than that....   [tags: Liver Diseases, Binge Drinking]
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Alcohol Advertising on our Youth - Many discussions have come about advertising and youth drinking from time to time. Whenever you see an ad on the media you see ads that relate to teens. This is not an accident. Though you cannot legally drink until the age of twenty one, these alcohol selling agencies are marketing to minors. I believe that these companies should not have ads directed to teens, if these teens are not legally permitted to drink the beverages they are marketed. Today our youth is not only exposed to alcohol advertising, but they are also the targets, An article from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) discusses how even though alcohol consumption has decreased in the last decade in teens, that in...   [tags: youth drinking, health, safety]
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Effects of Binge Drinking on College Academics - Alcohol use among college students has always been a popular subject among teachers, parents, researchers, and even students. The actual act of drinking alcohol is not necessarily the problem, whether legal or not. The main problem is the act of binge drinking of college students, of age or not. Drinking modest amounts of alcohol may have some consequences, but binge drinking has more negative consequences than normal modest drinking. There are many examples as to the consequences that binge drinking can cause to college student’s lives, but one of the main consequences that students face as a result of frequent drinking is poor academic final grades....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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All for Alcohol at 18 - ... The Prohibition is similar to the MLDA 21 because they are both counter-productive. The Prohibition caused more rebellious acts, and the MLDA 21 caused the creation of the rebellion symbol. Lowering the minimum legal drinking age to 18 will serve much better as the curiosity is not as high and the fruit is not forbidden anymore. Granting 18 to 20 year olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with authority supervision would decrease any unsafe drinking activity. Prohibiting 18 to 20 year old college students from drinking in restaurants or bars will cause them to resort in drinking at unsupervised areas....   [tags: lowering legal drinking age] 1156 words
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Harmful Affects of Alcohol, Not Marijuana - ... If the United States government legalized Marijuana, it would benefit the economy. “Each year in the United States alone, 783,936 people die from legal prescription drugs, medical errors, and other iatrogenic causes. Illegal drugs kill only 250,000 worldwide (less than 1/3 of legal drugs) with zero reported deaths from cannabis” (Bollinger 150). The pharmaceutical companies want marijuana to stay illegal because it is a cheap medical alternative to their products. In other words these companies would be losing a lot of money....   [tags: addiction, accidents, deaths] 956 words
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Alcohol Is Killing Our Youth - ... Although there is persistent government advertisement campaigns like ‘One punch can kill’, it is clear that intoxicated people can not rely on their morals or ethics when in these situation, so strategies need to be devised. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss what needs to happen to axe alcohol fueled violence indefinitely and discuss why it is such an epidemic. Because alcohol IS killing our youth. In today’s day and age, Alcohol is a drug that is severely abused and underestimated....   [tags: substance abuse] 558 words
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The Problems with Alcohol and Illegal Drugs - ... “The study done by Janet Reno to see if the jails could free up space for more violent offenders, found that 21.5% of the criminals in the jails were non-violent, first offenders. Very few major drug dealers are ever imprisoned” (Nation Briefs, New York Newsday, February 5, 1994, p.11). “In the New York State the prison Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help 4 Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help....   [tags: legalization, war on drugs, cost]
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Therapy and Rehabilitation for Drugs and Alcohol - ... Detox is generally the first phase of the drug rehabilitation process. It occurs when patients begin taking less of the drug than their usual dosage, which causes various withdrawal symptoms. Detox may consist of completely ceasing drug use or gradually reducing the dosage over time, depending on the specific program and severity of the addiction (Doweiko, 2012).This phase of rehabilitation typically occurs in an inpatient setting where professionals can monitor the patient and their vital signs....   [tags: ;patient, treatment, symptoms] 654 words
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Complications of Alcohol Abuse and Love - The characters in Raymond Carver’s stories see love in different ways. Carver wrote many short stories including “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” and “Where I’m Calling From” in which the characters discuss what love means to them and how their relationships have failed or succeeded. Due to his own life experiences, Raymond Carver wrote about the complications caused by love and alcohol abuse. The second collection of short stories by Raymond Carver was titled after one of the stories, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Impact of Alcohol in Sports - ... There were only two sports used for this study, the Australian Football League, and the Cricket club were invited because of their contribution to the program. Within the AFL, there are a total of Forty-Seven clubs. Among the Cricket club, there are a total of eighteen clubs. There were thirty surveys given to each sport with random instructions on how to return the surveys. Because the Good Sports Program originated in Victoria, most of the surveys came from there. The subjects in the study were fifteen year old adolescents, in which started sports at young ages and older men of the sports as well....   [tags: Australian athletes, article analysis]
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Alcoholism and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Alcoholism is one of our nation’s largest social issues to date, and carries with it many negative aspects, the most dire being death at the hands of this disease. Alcohol and alcoholism have been part of societies for centuries. This habit was brought over to the new world when the first settlers landed on the shores of what was to become America. Furthermore, in bringing alcohol to this new land an entire nation of Native American Indians were introduced to a product that has affected them more negatively than any other to date, and continues to suffer from today and probably well into the future....   [tags: Alcohol ]
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Alcohol in the Roarin' 20's - ... All these effects eventually led to the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Prohibition succeeded during the first few years, to a degree, due to decreases in alcohol consumption and crime rate. A graph constructed by Clark Warburton depicts per capita consumption of alcoholic beverages (gallons of pure alcohol) from 1910 to 1929. In 1919, eight-tenths of a gallon was consumed yearly by the average American (Warburton). After the 18th Amendment took effect in 1920, the level dropped to two-tenths of a gallon....   [tags: unintended consequences of national prohibition]
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Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Prevention - ... Also, studies show that treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Lastly, treatment programs should assess patients for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other diseases as well as provide risk-reduction counseling. According to the Mayo Clinic, many individuals who suffer from drug addiction do not recognize they have a problem. In this case, the individual should talk to a professional on how to best approach the situation. Depending on the circumstances, treatments may involve a brief intervention, individual or group counseling, an outpatient program, or a residential impatient stay....   [tags: substance abuse, alcoholism] 813 words
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Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drink - ... O’Brien, et al., (2012) found that hiding the taste of alcohol was the reason for consuming AmED, compared to Peacock, et al., (2012a) reporting 22% for the same motivator. It should be noted that Peacock and colleagues (2012a) found one of the highest motivators (69%) to be “because I like the taste”. This perhaps could be attributed to the difference in samples (O’Brien’s sample consisting of college students and Peacock’s sample a broader range of the community). Due to the vast difference in results and limited sample selections, the motivators behind this practice are relatively unknown and therefore require further investigation....   [tags: students, ingredients, dangerous effects]
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Perils of Alcohol and Alcoholism - “Beer is proof that god is real, and that he loves us”. This is a comical quote from one of our most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. This quote can also can be used to describe how most people who consume alcohol feel about it. Most of these people think that alcohol is a wonderful, magnificent drink that makes all their anxieties and problems go away. There are some, however, who know the truth about alcohol, or booze as it is more popularly known. Booze is a toxic, addictive, poison that brings out the worst in people and has very harmful long term effects on the body....   [tags: Drunk Driving, Veterans, Effects]
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How Much is Too Much? - Drinking and driving is against the law. Whether you have had one beer or two, whether you feel it or not it is still illegal in all fifty states to drink and get behind the wheel. In the state of California the legal blood alcohol concentration or BAC is 0.08 percent. The legal drinking age for the state of California is twenty-one and over. Many people do not take drinking and driving serious until it is way too late. Drinking and driving can and will cost you your freedom, finances and future; as well as other people on the road....   [tags: Alcohol]
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The National Minimum Drinking Age - Upon turning eighteen you are considered to be legal adult and receive all of the responsibilities that accompany the title. At the age of eighteen year olds you receive and are expected to use the rights and responsibilities to vote, serve on juries, get married, sign contracts, join the military--which includes taking on the responsibilities of life and death--and be prosecuted as an adults in the court of law along with many other things. In 1984, the national government raised the drinking age from 18 to 21....   [tags: Alcohol]
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Heroin, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse - 1. A 20-year-old friend of yours expresses a desire to receive treatment for alcohol abuse. What form of treatment would you recommend your friend look into, and why. Detail the strengths of the form of treatment you would recommend, along with its possible weaknesses. (273) First I would make sure my friend wanted to receive treatment. So, I would go to their place and have them retrieve all there alcohol and pour it down the drain after that I would recommend my friend go to a few Alcoholics Anonymous groups which is a self help program that provides support and guidance for individuals with alcohol use disorder excessively (Comer, 2013, pp.380)....   [tags: substance abuse, disorder, addiction]
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Addictions to Work and Alcohol - ... For this essay as an example, Phil developed an addiction to work. He became a workaholic who got isolated from his family and his own self focusing on his job only; he ignores everything else including himself, his wife, and kids. Just like Phil, the father of Sanders was an addict too; he was an alcoholic, getting drunk all the time and causing a lot of suffering to his family and children. Sanders, in his “Under the Influence” essay, illustrates how alcohol obsession can be memorized throughout life “I watch the amber liquid pour down his throat, the alcohol steal into his blood, the key turn in his brain” (Sanders 189)....   [tags: behavioral analysis] 741 words
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Alcohol, Drugs and Child Abuse - ... A child learns by example, if the parents do not show these traits to their children then they will most likely do what they know in later life, which is what needs to be avoided as much as possible. They learn that hitting is an acceptable punishment when another child tries to take their toy. That child learns that it is admissible to talk down to their girlfriend or wife on into adulthood. This could be prevented. For children to be taught these things through the actions of a parent or caregiver is just unacceptable....   [tags: caretaker, suicide, bulimia] 1356 words
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Alcohol on College Campuses - ... “In the recent year, people aged 16 to 24 were involved in 28 percent of all alcohol-related driving accidents” (Hanson). Also according to Heeren T. Higson “2.1 million students between the ages of 18 and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol last year” (Higson). Social pressure refers to as a peer group that encourages a person to change his or her values and beliefs to meet the social norm and why educating to the students that social pressure is very effective. These students need to realize intoxicated behavior is dangerous....   [tags: substance abuse in higher education] 2132 words
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Alcohol Use and Crime? - ... While alcohol is consumed responsibly by some there are still many who drink excessively and for that reason alcohol related problems are widespread In England and Wales. The pros and cons of alcohol consumption Pros The benefits of alcohol come from reasonable drinking, and most of the risks come from extreme consumption of alcohol. Even though reasonable drinking can contribute to certain cancers and other health related issues the risks are often more important than the benefits for people at high risk of those malignancies and for that reason moderate drinking can cause more harm than good when lead to excessive consumption....   [tags: liver diseases, behavior]
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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - "The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, addiction]
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