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Drinking Alcohol Causes Sexual Assault - Drinking Alcohol Causes Sexual Assault There is a definite correlation between alcohol and sexual assault. A sexual assault can be defined as a sexual act occurring without verbal consent, or when force is used in a sexual encounter against the other person's will. Of all the men who admit to committing sexual assault, 55% report being under the influence of alcohol at the time, with 26% of the men being drunk (Stanford University, 1999). Of all the women who report being sexually assaulted, 53% of them report being under the influence of alcohol, with 21% of these women being drunk (Stanford University, 1999)....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Testing in Schools - “Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Testing” The procedure of testing student for drugs, alcohol and tobacco before every school day should be allowed. The fact that the subject of drug testing has even been brought up is a sign that illegal substances have become troublesome in high school environments. Therefore, school officials should be allowed to use any means necessary to discourage the use of these illegal substances, even if it means that the school officials could become dangerously close to violating the students’ constitutional rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 747 words
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Blood Alcohol Content - Blood Alcohol Content The thought of alcohol being involved in fatal crashes brings about an emotional response. Recently, there has been a movement based on emotion rather than logic to change a certain drinking and driving law. This involves lowering the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from 0.10% to 0.08% nationwide. However, this attention is misdirected. By looking at my personal experiences, statistics, and current laws, it is clear that there is no need for lowering the BAC. First off, I do not drink....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Alcohol, Sex, and Violence in Catcher in the Rye - How Holden Deals With Alcohol, Sex, and Violence in Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, depicts how a lonely teenager, Holden Caulfield, deals with alcohol, sex, and violence. Teenagers must also deal with these problems daily. Alcohol is very predominate throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye. Alcoholic beverages are a readily available, and relatively inexpensive for minors to get. Over the past couple of years, teenage consumption of alcohol has risen dramatically....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays] 1090 words
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Investigating Which Alcohol is the Best Fuel - Investigating Which Alcohol is the Best Fuel AIM: I am carrying out an investigation to see which alcohol is the best fuel. I will do this by experimenting with different alcohols and setting them alight and measuring different factors. I will analyse all my results and try to discover patterns, which should help me to conclude which alcohol is the best fuel. PLAN ==== This is how my experiment will be set out: ========================================== Keeping this experiment a fair test =================================== There are many variables in this experiment that can effect the outcome of this experiment....   [tags: Papers] 4510 words
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Article on 24 Hour Alcohol Law - Article on 24 Hour Alcohol Law The people of Preston have a mixed feelings on whether 24 hour drinking will help ease the city’s alcohol problem. Most people interviewed disagree with plans to relax licensing laws to enable 24 hour drinking. Only two people gave a firm yes with one person unsure. Figures for England show that out of 1.4million crimes in the second quarter of 2005, 318,000 were alcohol related. These figures also show that of the violent crimes more than half are believed to have been drink-fuelled....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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Characteristics that Accompany Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Characteristics that Accompany Fetal Alcohol Syndrome There are different characteristics that accompany fetal alcohol syndrome or FAS in the different stages of a child's life. "At birth, infants with intrauterine exposure to alcohol frequently have low birth rate; pre-term delivery; a small head circumference; and the characteristic facial features of the eyes, nose, and mouth" (Phelps, 1995). Some of the facial abnormalities that are common of children with FAS are: small head size, small eye openings, broad nasal bridge, flattened mid-faces, thin upper lip, skin folds at the corners of the eyes, indistinct groove on the upper lip, low nasal ridge, and an abnormal smallness of the lowe...   [tags: Papers] 1758 words
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Arguments for and against Lowering the Drinking Age - The controversy on the proper drinking age is one that has been repeatedly discussed and researched over the years. Its common to hear the argument “If someone is old enough to take a bullet for their country, they should be allowed to drink alcohol.” But is that enough justification. Some would say no. “According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) it is estimated that in 2004 there were more than 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries, and 696,000 assaults annually associated with excessive drinking” (Fennell 247)....   [tags: Alcohol Abuse]
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Alcohol and the Causes of Student Binge Drinking - Causes of Student Binge Drinking We've all heard it before: "Too much of anything is bad for us." The amount of binge drinking occurring on American college campuses today proves that college students do not heed this warning. Binge drinking, or drinking for the purpose of getting drunk, harms both drinkers and non-drinkers alike. As today's college students come dangerously close to being swept away in the sea of papers, exams, jobs, and interviews, they use bingeing as the lifeboat that allows them to escape the stress....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love - The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love This experiment is based on the idea that most people when given a few drinks will be much more honest and open about their feelings. This is how it went down; Friday night, 8pm, my parents house, Wellfleet, Ma., 5 high school friends, plenty of beer, and ...... MY EXPERIMENT!. My subjects consist of; 4 SWM’s and 1 SAF, ranging in age from 24 to 26, 3 attended college, and the other 2 have worked odd jobs and lived at home with their parents since graduation (1993)....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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Drinking Alcohol at 18 Must Be Legal - Drinking at 18 Must Be Legal   Imagine being a Freshmen at a University. Where do you go at night and on the weekends to have fun and hang out with your friends. Like most, you probably go to a local bar to hear a band play or listen to a DJ for a few hours and return home to your dorm room or apartment. Maybe you have a few drinks, maybe you don't. Either way, you have a good time and look forward to doing it again the next week. You and I, as well as most other college students, find no problem with this....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 775 words
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Alcohol and Spiritual Deadlock--John Berryman - Alcohol and Spiritual Deadlock In his introduction to John Berryman's unfinished work Recovery, about his efforts to recover from alcoholism, Saul Bellows asserts that the act of writing poetry "killed" Berryman, and alcohol helped fuel the writing process: "Inspiration contained a death threat. He would, as he wrote the things he waited and prayed for, fall apart," (Recovery xii). During his career as a poet, he was diseased with alcoholism and suffered from extreme lapses of anxiety. Berryman wrote a majority of the Dream Songs, his largest and best-known collection of 385 poems, while suffering, sometimes excruciatingly, from alcoholism....   [tags: Poetry] 2644 words
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Alcoholism and The Human Body - Alcoholism a struggle in life where around the world many people must deal with every day. What is addiction and how does it affect the body. Although defined in many ways, it is believed by some that addiction is a disease of the brain that can cause a dependence upon or a continuing, compelling need to use a habit-forming substance despite harmful consequences and may also be characterized by the increasing need for more of the substance or activity in order to obtain the same effect. Many changes take place within a body that consumes high doses of alcohol which can sometimes have long lasting, permanent, or even detrimental effects....   [tags: Addiction to Alcohol]
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Alcoholism and Its Effects: Craig Ferguson - “Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others,” wrote comedian Craig Ferguson, in his book American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of An Unlikely Patriot. Alcohol consumption is a learned behavior - no one enjoys the taste of alcohol at first. People drink out of curiosity, out of custom (toasting the newlyweds), or to elude unpleasant feelings. However, out of constant drinking comes alcoholism: a term to describe the disease formed by the continuous misuse of alcohol....   [tags: alcohol consumption, mental effects of alcohol]
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College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors - College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors We have all heard, read, or been involved with this phenomenon called college sex. It has become an aspect of the whole “college experience” in North American colleges. In one study conducted by Amanda Hollman and Alan Sillars ,with students from a public university from northwestern United States, about “70–80% of college students in some samples reported sexual hookups”. We have now established that casual sex among college students is quiet frequent, but what exactly is college sex....   [tags: Alcohol, Pregnancy]
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The Legal Drinking Age Analysis - Alcohol is a prominent feature of America’s culture and is well enjoyed when used appropriately. Unfortunately, many fail to adhere to the laws put in place to ensure proper use and often fail to recognize their benefits. One law, in particular, being the legal drinking age. In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. According to David Hanson of the New York State University in Potsdam, it was officially changed July 17, 1984 when President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Legal Drinking Age Act (Hanson “Minimum Legal Drinking Ages Around the World”)....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol policy, alcohol]
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Drunk Drive Statistics: Law Enforcement and Blood Alcohol Concentration - How many times have you made it home safe while drinking and driving. If you say anything higher than one, you got lucky. Hopefully you have never tried. On average someone dies every 53 minutes from an alcohol related accident (2011 Drunk Driving statistics). Alcohol consumption impairs all of your abilities in many ways when it comes to alertness, judgment, comprehension, quick thinking, and reflexes that are extremely important while a person is driving (Bose). Driving under the influence causes about 1,800 alcohol related accidents each year in the US (Bose)....   [tags: breathanalizer, police, accidents]
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Controversy over the Drinking Age - For decades now, the issue of what age should be considered the proper age to drink alcohol has been intensely debated. Since the 1980s, the nationwide legal drinking age has been 21 and older for the United States. However, this age limit imposed on the consumption of alcohol was controversial then, and it continues to be so today. In 2008, John McCardell, leader of Choose Responsibility and former president of Middlebury College, joined a campaign known as the Amethyst Initiative, which proposed lowering the drinking age to an unspecified number (Amethyst Initiative)....   [tags: Alcohol Regulation]
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Hindering Learning and Brain Structure - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Hindering on Learning and Brain Structure In this literary review, research from six peer reviewed journals will be analyzed and summarized to attain a wide-ranging look at fetal alcohol spectrum disorders effects. The majority of the journals have human subjects except for one whose testing was done on rats to indicate that the adverse effects of alcohol consumption during the gestational cycle is not limited to humans. Several areas of the brain are also studied across the journals to give a broader view....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Are adolescents with abusive parents at a greater risk of abusing drugs or alcohol? - Introduction Recent studies have shown the number of people receiving alcohol and drug treatments may have been abused as a child (Cohen & Densen-Gerber, 1982). Data collected from 178 patients seeking drug/alcohol treatment determined that 84% of the patients have a history of being abused as a child (ibid). Young adults who are physically assaulted or sexually assaulted, been witnesses to violence, or who have family members with an alcohol or drug problem have an increased risk for current substance abuse or dependence (Malinosky & Hansen, 1993; Duncan, Saunders, Kilpatrick, Hanson, & Resnick, 2010; Marcencko, Kemp, & Larson, 2010)....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Abuse]
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The Insane Effects of Alcohol Abuse in Edgar Allan Poe´s The Black Cat - ... Anyone who has read "The Black Cat" can easily determine the fact that the narrator was indeed mad, and his temper was heightened by his abuse of alcohol because he may have possibly been trying to push the fact that he was mentally unstable to the back of his mind. The narrator's "...story suggests that these unacknowledged feelings are among the causes of the narrator's alcoholism, a disease that finally intensifies and releases his mad, destructive tendencies.." (Shulman 256) toward his beloved ones....   [tags: Insanity, Alcoholism]
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Use of RBT System to Reduce Car Accidents Due to Alcohol Consumption - Random Breath Testing (RBT) is a system used in Australia by state and federal policing agencies to measure the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers. To do so, police officers use an apparatus known as a breathalyser, which are able to determine BAC through breath alcohol concentration. If the blood alcohol content of a driver is over the legal limit, they will experience penalties. The usage of breathalysers has become an efficient and reliable form of testing BAC on the roads, without the need for a blood test....   [tags: legal issues, breathanlyzer]
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Exploring Social Marketing Strategies in Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - There are various health disorders, and diseases that can be either preventable or non-preventable within communities. One disorder that can potentially be preventable is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (Idrus & Thomas, 2011). FASD is an, “umbrella term that encompasses the following disorders: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol Related Neurological Disorder, and Alcohol Related Brain Disorder” (Saskatchewan Prevention Institute (SPI), 2009, p. 4). For the purpose of this paper the writer will use the umbrella term, FASD....   [tags: Health, Disorders] 1480 words
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Uncovering a Relationship Between Alcohol and Violence Using Correlation Research - Correlation research reveals a pattern between two variables that have been measured several times. To uncover a relationship between alcohol and violence, I would use the correlation research. Using naturalistic observation, I would observe public intoxication at common bars or clubs, and involve accessible records of already convicted violent offenders that acknowledge the use of alcohol. I would choose this method because I believe this would be an abundant amount of knowledge that could properly disclose a correlation, weather positive or negative, between alcohol and violence, and present a strong or weak number that predicts the correlation thus making this research method the most via...   [tags: Psychology] 976 words
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Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant Should Be Illegal - Women drinking alcohol while they are pregnant should be illegal. Over 6 million women in America drink on a daily basis while they are pregnant, and every year more than 90,000 babies are born with some sort of alcohol-related defect (March of Dimes 2000). In some states a woman is charged with child abuse if her baby has significant abnormalities, but not everywhere. Fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, and neurodevelopmental disorder are just a few of the problems a child might have if a woman drinks while she is pregnant....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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The Irreversible Damage Caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - A pregnant woman's lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome states "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the name given to a group of physical and mental birth defects that are the direct result of a woman's drinking during pregnancy" (NOFAS 1)....   [tags: Papers] 887 words
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Alcohol Abuse Among College Students and Possible Solutions - Alcohol Abuse Among College Students and Possible Solutions Binge or excessive drinking is the most serious problem affecting social life, health, and education on college campuses today. Binge or excessive drinking by college students has become a social phenomena in which college students do not acknowledge the health risks that are involved with their excessive drinking habits. Furthermore college students do not know enough about alcohol in general and what exactly it does to the body or they do not pay attention to the information given to them....   [tags: Binge Drinking Papers]
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How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour - How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour 4. A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he had a number of alcoholic drinks at a party. The next day he was behaving quite normally and was quite concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the previous night. Explain how alcohol may affect human behaviour. Some Facts(1) Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of sickness caused by alcohol. Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious crimes in Australia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Excessive Alcohol Consumption--its Effects And Social Accept - Excessive Alcohol Consumption&#8212; Its Effects and Social Acceptance Rumors and old wives&#8217; tales such as stress makes women heavier drinkers, divorce prompts heavy alcohol use, people drive better when they are drinking, and teenagers are the main group of drunk drivers, are being thrown at today&#8217;s society left and right in an effort to blame the other guy. With all the talk about alcohol use and abuse these days, people are lost between fact and fiction. All of this tossed in with the truth leads to confusion where most of society is torn between tradition and personal beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alcohol and Drinking - America Must Lower the Drinking Age - America Must Lower the Drinking Age In other countries around the world if you are under the age of 21 you can drink alcohol some countries don't even have an age limit, but in America you have to be 21 to buy alcohol. You can go to war and die for your country when you are 18, you can also vote, buy cigarettes, but you can't buy alcohol. One of the main causes of the drinking age being set to 21 was teenagers were getting into car accidents after getting drunk. I am not saying driving under the influence should be legal....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Role of the Family Physician in Stopping Alcohol Abuse - The Role of the Family Physician in Stopping Alcohol Abuse Although two thirds of American men and one half of American women drink alcohol, three fourths of drinkers experience no serious consequences from alcohol use. Among those who abuse alcohol, many reduce their drinking without formal treatment after personal reflection about negative consequences. Physicians can help prevent the serious effects of alcohol-related problems by stimulating such reflection and moving patients toward a healthier lifestyle....   [tags: Papers] 538 words
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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] 2001 words
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Drinking Alcohol and Smoking Tobacco - A Deadly Duo - Alcohol and Tobacco: A Deadly Duo Cancer of the upper respiratory and alimentary tracts claimed over 23,000 lives in 1989 and 57,000 additional cases were diagnosed. The majority of individuals who fall prey to this type of cancer are males who abuse both alcohol and tobacco. The Risk The fact that the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, lip, tongue, mouth, pharynx or larynx, increases dramatically in people who are heavy users of alcohol and tobacco is substantiated by 30 years of collective research....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 783 words
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Alcohol and Drinking - Challenging the Legal Drinking Age - Challenging the Legal Drinking Age          Do the current laws involving the age at which adults can start drinking really make sense. There are many reasons why the government changed the legal drinking age to 21, but has this actually caused a decrease in the amount of alcohol consumed by persons between 18 and 21. Alcohol related crime and traffic accidents have gone down in recent years, but the source of this drop may not simply have to do with raising the drinking age, as the government would like you to believe....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Collegiate Binge Drinking - Abstract: As recognition grows that binge drinking on colleges nationwide is more prevalent than ever, school administrators and parents alike are seeking useful intervention to combat this issue. Studies have determined that “students’ use of alcohol is shaped, to some extent; by how much they think other students on campus drink” (Wechsler 2000:57). Most college students are in the particular age group that statistically has the highest rate of binge drinking. According to the American Journal of Public Health, this leads college students who decide to overindulge “extremely vulnerable to such health problems as: injuries from related car crashes; unplanned and unsafe sex; assault and agg...   [tags: Drugs & Alcohol]
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The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs - The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs How do one’s social surroundings effect their views on alcohol and drugs. Through a correlational study I hope to find out in what ways students are effected by their surroundings, and if it is truly this that makes them do things or if it is their own will. For example, say as a Freshman Johnny feels that “partying” is bad and he never wants to do it. By finding out why he feels this way and what types of activities he is involved in the research will be able to correlate that with the way he feels about “partying” 2-3 years later....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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The Role of Alcohol in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - The Role of Alcohol in Tender is the Night      All of the main characters in Tender is the Night are wealthy enough that they can lead a life of leisure. One of the main activities of this lifestyle is drinking. Drunkenness causes and is the result of many negative things that happen to the characters. This is evidenced the most by the actions of Abe North and Dick Diver. The first time we meet Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night he is "going from umbrella to umbrella carrying a bottle and little glasses in his hands"(Fitzgerald, 11)....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Alcohol and Despair Depicted in Ernest Hemingway's Short Stories - Throughout the short stories of Ernest Hemingway, alcohol inevitably lends its company to situations in which desperation already resides. In an examination of his earlier works, such as In Our Time, a comparison to later collections reveals the constant presence of alcohol where hopelessness prevails. The nature of the hopelessness, the desperation, changes from his earlier works to his later pieces, but its source remains the same: potential, or promise of the future causes a great deal of trepidation and lament throughout Hemingway's pieces....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students - Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students In an era in which drugs and alcohol has become increasingly easy to obtain, its abuse has proportionally plagued American youth time and time again. In the past few years’ abuse amongst youngsters has reached an all time high. The effects of these substances, on students damage their mind and body; and in addition, has effected their academic performance, not only on the collegiate level but also amongst high school students. Since alcohol is the number one drug problem among young people and Marijuana, which is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States....   [tags: Drugs, Drinking, Teenagers Essays] 1459 words
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Alcohol & Drug Abuse: A Psychobiological Trait In Human Societies - Introduction Anthropology can be defined as the science of physical, social, material, and cultural development of man, including his origin, evolution, distribution, customs, beliefs, and folkways. Anthropologists are concerned with the ways in which human groups and communities cope with the immense changes in their physical and sociopolitical environments in recent decades. Today, many anthropologists feel the need to solve contemporary problems in society, not just study human existence. Specifically, the contemporary problem of drug and alcohol abuse is an issue of great importance worth examining for anthropologists as well as sociologists and other professionals who study factors tha...   [tags: Drugs Psychology Essays]
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Coping and Self Regulation of Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Coping and Self-regulation (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) "Alcohol use during pregnancy is related to physiological difficulties in newborns" (Colburn, 1996). Coping with the abnormalities of fetal alcohol syndrome and becoming a self regulated person can be very hard; however, it has been and can be done. First of all, an early diagnosis of FAS leads to an improved prognosis. A child who is diagnosed early on can then be placed into developmentally appropriate education classes according to the severity of their FAS and better achieve their full educational potential....   [tags: Health] 519 words
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Case Study on the Excessive Use of Marijuana and Alcohol in Teenagers - Case Study on the Excessive Use of Marijuana and Alcohol in Teenagers Problem Excessive use of marijuana and alcohol, especially within the last 2 years. "Kurt" began drinking and using marijuana at age 14 and by age 15 referred to the usage as "heavy". Despite recently being caught for the theft of his parents TYME card and $400, which resulted in him being forced to join an AODA group, he still continues to "use" on a regular basis. He has also gone to work while intoxicated and attended a school dance under the influence of marijuana....   [tags: Papers] 608 words
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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] 616 words
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Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias - Alcohol and Sexual Assault - It's Time to Stop Sex Bias If we are serious about sexual assault, we should reject principles that perplex us when honestly applied to the problem. Some are now advising us to accept, as a guide to personal responsibility and the prevention of sexual assault, the intoxication principle: an intoxicated person cannot consent to sex. So should we accept it. If so, how shall we apply it to Jack and Jill, who had sex while both were intoxicated. According to this principle, neither Jack nor Jill consented to sex, which is perplexing about which, if either, has been assaulted....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 701 words
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among College Students Alcohol and drug abuse has been an active habit among college students sense the 1960s. The immediate cause of this behavior was the youth’s need to rebel against the overly conservative American society. This rebellion led to a since of freedom for the young adults, which caused them to continue acting in these unintelligent manners. After a short period of time, late teens just did not belong if they were not participating in the mischievous acts....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 723 words
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Drinking Alcohol Makes Women More Beautiful - Drinking Alcohol Makes Women More Beautiful While driving around in my friend’s car my other friend, Michael, commented on how he was going to get plastered, and find some girl to hook up with and he didn’t care about anything else just as long as she had a "nice personality". Others chimed in to the same affect and this got me thinking is this what people really think about when drinking. Is only one thing on their mind. My answer to this question is yes. That is why I chose to do my research paper on this topic....   [tags: Research Essays] 1908 words
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Should Legal Drinking Age in the USA be Lowered? - Legal Adulthood Today, the legal drinking age in the United States has been set at 21. But what should be the legal drinking age in the United States is still become one of the most ongoing and controversial debate that we will find in the United States. The minimum drinking age continues to stir controversy specifically because age 18 is viewed as an important age for Americans. Once an individual turns to 18, he or she is now considered as a legal adult. As legal adult, individual are granted the rights and responsibilities of adulthood, such as vote in elections, get married, driving, buy cigarettes, own firearms, sign contracts, serve jury duty, enlist in military, and even able to go...   [tags: Alcohol, Maturity, Responsible]
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Lower the U.S. Drinking Age - The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen instead at twenty one. People all around the world drink alcohol. In many countries they have a low age limit or no limit at all for drinking alcohol. In the United States the drinking law is set to the age twenty one. Many young Americans are caught drinking under the age everyday. At the age of eighteen you are supposed to be considered an adult, you can go to war and die for your country, you can vote, you can buy cigarettes, but you can't buy alcohol....   [tags: USA, drinking age, alcohol,] 463 words
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Lowering the drinking age: Increasing their Lifespan - Before the year of 1975, the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) was set at eighteen. It wasn’t until 1984 when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed which required the States to set the MLDA at twenty-one causing no one under the age of twenty-one to be able to consume or purchase alcohol. States that did not comply faced a reduction in highway funds under the Federal Highway Aid Act. Many can argue that ever since the drinking age was set at a higher age limit, there have been less reports of death due to intoxication, both on the road and off the road (Mooney)....   [tags: social issues, alcohol]
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Effects of Underage Drinking on Society - Underage Drinking Anyone who is below eighteen years of age is considered as underage and laws in many countries prohibit such a person from consuming alcohol. Alcohol happens to be the most commonly abused drug not only among the youth but also among adults. This paper explores underage drinking, its effects on the society and outlines what can be done to curb it. Young people are considered to constitute the largest number of alcohol consumers and they account for a large portion of alcohol sales....   [tags: Alcohol Regulation, Youth Culture]
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