scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 926
The Affects of Alcoholism in the Life of Charlie Wales According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism About 18 million Americans have alcohol problems Alcohol and drug abuse costs the American economy an estimated 276 billion per year in lost productivity health care expenditures crime motor vehicle crashes and other conditions An estimated 66 million children under the age of 18 years live in households with at least one alcoholic parent F Scott Fitzgeralds Babylon Revisited depicts the affects of alcoholism in the life of Charlie Wales Because Charlie Wales was an alcoholic he lost three important things in his life Alcoholism caused Charlie to lose most of his money and it caused him to temporarily lose his sanity and finally it caused him to lose his daughter Honoria Charlies addiction to alcohol caused him to lose most of his money that he had made through the stock market Charlie proclaimed You know I never did drink heavily until I gave up business and came over here with nothing to do Then Helen and I began to run around with---- Fitzgerald 369 He was going to mention the names of friends with whom they used to go out and drink with It is a well known fact that drinking can severely impair ones judgment It was because Charlie was so drunk all of the time that he wasted so much money He spent a lot of money on alcohol He spent a great deal of money on luxury and he spent it exorbitantly at parties and other social events All the catering to vice and waste was on an utterly childish scale and he suddenly realized the meaning of the word dissipate--to dissipate into thin air to make nothing out of something Fitzgerald 365 He gave thousand-franc notes to an orchestra for playing a single number and hundred-franc notes to a doorman for calling a cab He remembers with regret that
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA