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Alcoholics In The United States Essay Examples
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Dealing with Alcoholism
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...
A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
The phrase early A.A. refers to the early fellowships and meetings held in Akron, Ohio. These meetings took place between 1935 and 1939 when was an integral part of A First Century Christian Fellowship (Pitman 56). A.A. was the outcome of a meeting between Bill W., a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Bob S., an Akron surgeon. B...
An Introduction to the Alcoholics Anonymous
Defining "Alcoholics Anonymous" Following is the definition of A.A. appearing in the Fellowships basic literature and cited frequently at meetings of A.A. groups: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common...
A Day With Alcoholics Anonymous
I attended the Stepping-Stone meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous on a Saturday night at the St. Vincents Stress Center. The Stress Center is located at 8401 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis. The impression of this meeting that I got was that a bunch of people got together to tell their sob stories about drinking. Everyone sat ou...
A Research Assignment on the Children of Alcoholics
Topic Description The topic I chose for the research assignment is children of alcoholics. I chose to focus more on the children that are involved in families of alcoholics rather than on the family as a whole, because I felt there would be too much information. Because I grew up in a stable, relatively normal family, I c...
The Familiar Major Addictions in the US
Americans are familiar with the nation s major addictions: narcotics, alcohol, and tobacco. Society has spent countless millions of dollars warning about these substances, however another addiction that receives far less attention is sweeping across America. This addiction is having a major impact on the college campuses ac...
An Introduction to the Issue of Alcoholism in the United States
1. What is alcoholism? 2. How do people become alcoholics? 3. What are the effects of alcoholism, on both the alcoholic and their family? 4. How do you diagnose alcoholism? 5. Is there a cure for alcoholics? 6. What is the treatment? What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism can be defined as the dependency on alcohol; addict...
An Introduction to the Group Alcoholics Anonymous in the United States
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by a stockbroker named Bill, and a surgeon Dr. Bob who were both hopeless alcoholics. The two had initially both belonged to the Oxford Group, a nonalcoholic fellowship headed by an Episcopal clergyman, Dr. Samuel Shoemaker. Dr. Shoemaker and an old friend Ebby together help...
How People Become Alcoholics and Effects of Alcoholism
1. What is alcoholism? 2. How do people become alcoholics? 3. What are the effects of alcoholism, on both the alcoholic and their family? 4. How do you diagnose alcoholism? 5. Is there a cure for alcoholics? 6. What is the treatment? What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism can be defined as the dependency on alcohol; addictio...
Comparison between the North and the South Regions of the United States
Compare and Contrast Essay on the North and South The United States before the civil war was basically split into two regions, the North and the South. These two regions had very different cultures, economics, and climates which led to different life styles and perspectives. Problems caused by the differences between the...
Did the Schools Contribute Substantially to Alcoholism Among Indian People?
They Called It Prairie Light Just yesterday, the newspapers reported a high number of college students going to the emergency room, with a few dying, as a result of drinking too much alcohol. Its a time-honored tradition across cultures, as old as going away to school for young people. Even younger boys, in the Chilocco I...
The Issue of Underage Drinking
I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? As you look around the classroom, you will see that many of you are under this age. Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried a...
A Journal of the Life and Complaints of An Alcoholic
Life On The Rocks Yah, Ill have a vodka on the rocks, Who does she think she is, she cant survive without me, what the *censored*s the big deal anyway so I have a few drinks every night. Oh, well its her tough luck, Im not going to stop coming here after work with my buddies every night so I can spend more quality ti...
A Report from an Alcoholics Anonymous Group Meeting
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....
An Analysis of the Psycological Effects and Problems That Are Related to Alcoholism in the United States
"It discloses secrets; ratifies and confirms our hopes; thrusts the coward forth to battle; eases the anxious mind of its burthen; instructs in arts. Whom has not a cheerful glass made eloquent! Whom not quite free and easy from pinching poverty!" (Horace first century B.C.) Initially, I wanted to write this...
The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Children
The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Children Until rather recently, the impact of alcoholism was measured by its effect on the alcoholic, by days lost from work and highway fatalities. New research, however, has tended to concentrate on the impact of alcoholism on the family, especially the children of alcohol...
Long Lasting Effects of Alcoholic Parents on Their Children
Natalia Arena April 24, 2001 IST. 125 Margaret Christiensen What are the Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics? A lot of research has shown that children of alcoholics have a wide range of characteristics associated with their parents drinking habits. Having an alcoholic parent has many long lasting...
John Steinbeck's Portrayal of Alcoholics
John Steinbeck's Portrayal of Alcoholics Lila L. Anastas has said of John Steinbeck: "Steinbeck the person wanted ... to experience everything and then write about it. He was the versatile author of over thirty full-length books and short story collections, as well as plays, filmscripts, numerous articles, and vo...
An Analysis of the Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Children
The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Children Until rather recently, the impact of alcoholism was measured by its effect on the alcoholic, by days lost from work and highway fatalities. New research, however, has tended to concentrate on the impact of alcoholism on the family, especially the children of alcoholics. N...
A Discussion on the Topic Children of Alcoholics
Topic Description The topic I chose for the research assignment is children of alcoholics. I chose to focus more on the children that are involved in families of alcoholics rather than on the family as a whole, because I felt there would be too much information. Because I grew up in a stable, relatively normal family, I...
An Analysis of the Study of David R. Rudy's Becoming Alcoholic Book
This study will provide a critical analysis of David R. Rudy's Becoming Alcoholic: Alcoholics Anonymous and the Reality of Alcoholism. While Rudy's perspective is certainly marked by an appreciation for the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous for alcoholics who seek sobriety, he is nevertheless objective and balanced in his...
A Description of the Self-Help Groups Which Consist of Individuals Who Share the Same Problem or Concern
Self-help groups consist of individuals who share the same problem or concern. Members provide emotional support to one another, learn ways to cope, discover strategies for improving their condition, and help others while helping themselves (Wituk, Shepherd, Slavich, Warren, & Meissen, 2000). There are several goals t...
Alcoholics Anonymous: Letting Go of Alcohol Abuse
Todays society has been corrupted by the constant abuse of drugs and alcohol. Alcohol alone is responsible for over nine hundred and seventy five thousand deaths, on average, per year. Most people dont even look at alcohol as a drug. In fact alcohol is a very dangerous drug in the world. The main reason that it is so danger...
Using and Abusing Alcoholics Anonymous
Abusing Alcoholics Anonymous Using and Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others'...
An Analysis of the Symptoms Causes and Effects of Alcoholism
One out of thirteen adults are considered to be an alcoholic or suffer from a drinking problem. Today, fourteen million Americans suffer from a disease that is caused by a combination of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. Alcoholism is a developmental disease that progresses slowly over a number of y...