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  • Protection From Drunk Drivers
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    While driving down the road seventy miles an hour, a bug smashes into your windshield. You think, I ll bet he ll never have the guts to do that again. The statement is true. However, it applies to more than just a dead bug. Since the invention of the automobile in 1903, a simple trip to the local grocery store may now prove fatal. The sudden death often leaves husbands, wives, and children alone. Why would someone die by simply driving down the road While you may not realize it, the person comin...
  • Canada's Drinking And Driving Problem
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    Physical Well-Being: Drinking and Driving Personal Response There are a few reasons I picked a subject within the dimension of physical well-being. I think all people should look after their bodies and try to be healthy and in shape. The physical component is one of my strongest out of the five components, therefore, it is one of the most important to me. The main reason I chose the subject of drinking and driving is because it affects us all. Children, teen-agers, adults, seniors, drinkers, and...
  • Drunk And Alexie
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    Gloria Bird realizes that for generations Native Americans have had drinking problems, and she also realizes that it is difficult for "native writers to accurately represent our communities without exploiting them". (G. Bird) However, Bird criticizes Alexie of embellishing or exaggerating the Native Americans' despair. Alexie cannot ignore the alcohol situation when describing Native American culture, but Alexie does not need to make alcoholism a common trait amongst almost every 'Indian' on the...
  • Driving Home With A Bac Level
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    Drunk driving is considered a serious crime in every state. It is wrong, irresponsible and wastes many lives. People who abuse alcohol hurt everyone around them, endanger public safety, and create carnage on the nation's highways. There is nothing positive that can come out of drunk driving, so why do people do it? It is society's job to punish these menaces and try to take control of this out of control issue. America doesn't want to watch idly as hundreds of people are killed each day. We want...
  • Drunk Drivers Off The Road
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    Giovanni Vaccarello, a retired machinist form Brooklyn, New York, never took the safety of his family for granted. He often drove Maria, 18, and Concetta, 17, to their part time jobs. John, his fourteen year old son, was to wear a beeper at all times so that he would never be out of reach. Giovanni routinely walked Cathy, his wife of twenty five years, one block to her job at the beauty salon. But with all the precautions Giovanni took, nothing could stop him from Abraham Meyers, a 25-year-old j...
  • Alcohol And Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol
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    Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for along time, and people have always enjoyed it's effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this re...
  • Blood Alcohol Level Of Minors
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    How much longer will we be forced to endure the pain and atrocities due to the carelessness of drunk driving Drunk driving has been a problem in the United States since the introduction of automobiles; however, it did not become an important social issue until the 1980's. At that time the political atmosphere defined crime in terms of personal choice and individual responsibility. Drunk driving was defined as a problem located within individuals. Drunk driving is illegal in every state. It is no...
  • Drink
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    It's Monday night at about 11: 30, but I'm doing something different tonight that I haven't done on a Monday night in a while; I'm staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won't be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on a minimum basis of one night a week (Foster, 19...
  • Numbers Of Alcohol
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    Kory Tafel March 3, 2005 Essay 5 License to Kill Imagine being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. You are going to leave and go home, but you friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead they call a cab to give you a ride home. You would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becoming socially unacceptable causing...
  • Local Meeting Group Of Alcoholics Anonymous
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    On Wednesday March 15 and 22 I attended meetings of the Serentiy Group, a local meeting group of Alcoholics Anonymous that were held at the Congregational Church in East Bridgewater. The meetings started around 8: 00 pm and went until each member was given the opportunity to speak, or to share their feelings in some way. There was a total of 15 people present, including myself and my companion. The group was primarily made up of males, there was one female aside from my companion and I. The age ...
  • Friends Drive
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    When an intoxicated individual makes a decision to sit behind the wheel of an automobile and drive home, he endangers everyone on the road. This one decision, which may not seem important at the time, can have a crucial impact. When the choice whether or not to drive under the influence of alcohol faces a person, he often does not realize the consequences of his actions, and therefore makes an extremely uneducated decision. Many people believe that increasing fines for drunk driving offenders wi...
  • Recovery An Alcoholic
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    Alcoholism-An overwhelming desire to drink alcohol, even though it is causing harm. Alcohol is a drug. In the United States alcoholism is the most widespread form of drug abuse, effecting at least 5 million people. About one third of high school students in the US are though to be problem drinkers. Many already may be alcoholics. A person who is dependent on alcohol is called an alcoholic. Drunk drivers account for one half of all fatal automobile accidents each year in the US. Alcoholism also c...
  • Amish Alcoholic
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    Alcoholism in Three Distinct Societies This paper will explore the social problem of Alcoholism in three different societies around the world. Alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in North America today. Poet Ogden Nash was quoted as saying "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. ' We will first look at Alcoholism in American society today, and also at a sub-culture within the United States, the Amish. This is a culture of people located in North America, primarily the Northe...
  • Mean For An Action
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    An ethical issue that is debated in our society is the concern of driving while intoxicated. Although this was naturally not the case during Aristotle's time, many of his ethical beliefs can be applied to refute this dilemma. I will prove the standing issue to be unethical through Aristotle's discussion of virtue and his concept of voluntary / involuntary actions in the Nicomachea n Ethics. Aristotle believed that of the virtues learned in our youth, each has a respective excess and deficiency. ...

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