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  • Adolescent Health And Alcohol Use
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    Alcohol is a large part of American culture. All over the United States drinking is not only acceptable but a social norm from teenagers to adults. This is not only the case in the U.S., but all over the world, where some drinking ages are 18 and 19 years of age. In America specifically, alcohol has been around for centuries and is a large part of many social gatherings. Although this is the case now, in the early 1900's during the prohibition period, all alcohol was banned and deemed illegal to...
  • Excuse Of Alcoholism As A Disease
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    Most people have a confused idea of alcoholism as a disease that invades or attacks your good health. Use of such a strong word such as "disease" shapes the values and attitudes of society towards alcoholics. A major implication of the disease concept is that what is labeled a "disease" is held to be justifiable because it is involuntary. This is not so. Problem drinking is a habit in which the so-called "alcoholic" simply has decided that the benefits of drinking outweigh the liabilities; it is...
  • Moderate Consumption Of Alcohol
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    About a week ago, I was passively watching television until a governmentally-funded advertisement caught my eye. In this commercial, a young child goes to the family refrigerator and gets his father a bottle of beer. Then a stereotypical narrator says, "When some parents crave their favorite drug, they " ll even use their own kids to get it. Alcohol is the number one drug problem in this country. Not marijuana. Not cocaine. Don't be fooled. Alcohol is a drug". This commercial alarmed me because ...
  • Help For Alcoholism
    448 words
    So much information about adverse effects of alcohol is known. Yet, a large number of people condone what is known to them. Overlooking the negative effects of alcohol can turn the alcohol into a deadly weapon. Alcohol can cause deaths, diseases, and family problems. Alcohol can end your life in a matter of a second. According to, Alcoholism: New Insights on Old Problem, more than 100,000 Americans die from alcohol related causes (1). In fact, alcohol related deaths are five times greater than t...
  • Alcoholic's Personal Choices
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    What is alcoholism? Is it a choice? Is it an addiction? Or is it a disease? These are questions that people try to determine when their lives are affected either directly by a family member or indirectly by someone close to them. My curiosity has been aroused after reading Habits of the Heart and having the pain of alcoholism touch my family and others close to me. As a teenager I lost a very close teenage cousin and a good high school friend due to drunken drivers. My husband's uncle died from ...
  • Similarities Between Alcoholism And Other Diseases
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    We Should Retain The Disease Concept Of Alcoholism Analysis Essay In We Should Retain the Disease Concept of Alcoholism, George E. Vaillant asserts that alcoholism should be treated as a disease. I think the author has done an effective job in proving his case by using his own personal experience that gives him authority to make an argument in this issue and his use of rhetoric. In his argument essay, he sets himself up as the authority by discrediting most academics and scholars who have been c...
  • Craving Part Of The Disease Alcoholism
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    Last year my Uncle was diagnosed with the disease known as alcoholism. He of course went through the whole 12-step program and he is currently a member AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). He has not had a drink since he got out of his 12-step program. This made me think of why alcoholism is considered a disease Why is it not considered a lack of self-control of the substance of alcohol Is it the fact that society is led to believe that addictions are a disease and there is always a self help program to g...
  • Addictive As Alcohol
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    Alcoholism has been a problem throughout the history of humanity, a disease which has caused many people to be overcome with burdens, problems, and debts. Alcoholism is a term that is widely recognized throughout the United States and the World. Alcoholism is a chronic disease, progressive and often fatal; it is a disorder and not due to other diseases or emotional problems. Many scientists have tried to define what Alcoholism is, and what this disease may be rooted from. Some people would argue...
  • Strange Thing About Alcoholism Being A Disease
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    Many specialists today are in a debate on whether alcoholism is a disease or not. I looked up the word disease in the new American Webster dictionary. It stated that a disease is a condition ill health, or malady. Malady is defined as any disordered state or condition. Alcoholism causes illness and disorder. Someone who is an alcoholic has a dependency on the drug alcohol. If you are dependent on alcohol, you can acquire many illnesses both physical and mental. Physical illness from alcoholism c...
  • Alcoholism In Their Business
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    Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a chronic disease, which is common in our world today. In the United States, 1 in every 13 adults is either an abuser of alcohol or an alcoholic. This disease includes a craving from the victim in spite of any problems or consequences, which they may have or have had. Consequences of this disease are often very severe; for example, job problems frequently arise. In addition to serious job dilemmas, victims of this disease often get into mischief with the law...
  • New To Native Americans
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    Native American Heath issues predominantly stemmed from the beginning of western colonization. In the past Indians roamed free, before the interruption of western civilizations they suffered from diseases that were common to them. Because of the fact that the diseases were common to them their bodies had also built up immunity. In this paper I intent to discuss the coming of western civilization to Indian country and how this affected the health of Native Americans and in many ways incorporated ...
  • Physical Effects Of Alcoholism
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    When people hear the word "drug", they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well. If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one than taking illegal drugs Irresponsible drinking can destroy a person's life as well as the lives of those around them. Wh...
  • Alcoholics Drink
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    What is alcoholism? How does it affect us? Not aware of it, many of us know someone, if not ourselves, who is an alcoholic. Alcoholism is the habitual excessive consumption of alcohol (NI ). It is a chronic disease that is often times progressive and fatal. This means that the disease continues over time and that physical, psychological, and emotional changes often occur. These changes cumulate and progress as the drinking continues. Denial becomes an essential part of the disease and a major ba...
  • Inpatient Treatment Programs For Alcoholism
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    Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence", is a disease that is characterized by the following symptoms: Craving - a strong need, or compulsion to drink Loss of control - the inability to limit one's drinking on any given occassion Physical dependence - the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety, when alcohol use is stoped after a period of heavy drinking Tolerance - the need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to get "high" Alcoholism is a...
  • Heterozygous Gene For Tay Sachs Disease
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    Natural selection can have its positives and negatives. These articles all consist of a general idea that species with heterozygous genes have the advantage over others of being immune or having a special defense against certain diseases. The disadvantage with that being that though they lucked out, their next of kin may get a bad roll of the genetic dice and have some sort of horrible disease. Due to culture and morals sometimes certain cultures continue to breed within their own and not spread...
  • Treatment To Alcoholism
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    Alcoholism is a treatable illness from which as many as two-thirds of its victims recover. Alcoholism is a family disease and affects not only the alcoholic but also members of the family. Society is more concerned today than ever to learn the true form of alcoholism. Today rather than treating it like a disease alcoholism has become more of a moral weakness, which causes detrimental problems for drinkers and their families. Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic psychological and...
  • Connection With Alcohol And Crime
    740 words
    Warren Kutcher Alcoholism and it's affects Alcoholism is a dangerous and deadly disease that affects not only the alcoholic, but everyone associated with them. Most people don t believe alcoholism is a disease. Alcoholism is a disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking of alcoholic beverages. A person suffering from alcoholism can t stop drinking because he or she depends on alcohol to function physically and mentally. A person's happiness, health and safety are affected by alcoholism. Alcoh...

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