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A heightened Drinking age
A heightened Drinking age
A heightened Drinking age I believe a heightened drinking age would definately not stop underage drinking. Mainly due to the fact that it is considered acceptable in our society already. Drinking, unlike drugs, is considered acceptable in today’s society. It is even considered a right of passage when a person first begins drinking. I have witnessed this myself. It is considered humorous, when a person is “drunk,” rather than disturbing. This action can often lead to alcoholism when the person is
A Heroin Epidemic
A Heroin Epidemic
A Heroin Epidemic Adding to Pakistan\'s Misery, a Heroin EpidemicRaees Khan sleeps most nights on a pillow of dust. His home is a median strip along the busy Liaquadabad Road, across from a mosque. A little before dawn a loudspeaker announces the first call to prayer, a reminder to the holy that before Allah all men are naught. This noisy summons fails to awaken Mr. Khan. Though a Muslim, he does not pray five times a day. Other rituals command him: emptying a tiny bag of heroin into a plastic b
Abusing AA
Abusing AA
Abusing AA Using AA vs. 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’ opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs
Acceptance
Acceptance
Acceptance 8:02 a.m. Saturday. It\'s still dark, as usual, on these cold, winter days. Everybody else is still sleeping and enjoying the comforting heat of their beds. I crack open the locked window by my bed, an act some deemed downright idiotic. I strip off my pajamas, throw on my robe, and head for the shower. Drying off, I think about where I am about to go. I dress piece by layered piece. I can\'t wait to hit the slopes! I round up my tools: body, boards, boots, and bindings. Everything is
Addiction and Grace
Addiction and Grace
Addiction and Grace Alfie Johnson 3/20/00 Addiction and Grace I think Dr. Gerald may have done a marvelous job as to the writing and format of his book Addiction and Grace. As a psychiatrist and teacher with years of experience, I totally agree with his statement that all human beings have an inborn desire of God, whether one is consciously religious or not. Some people repress this desire by intentionally or inadvertently hiding it among the many other interest of life. I have noticed frequentl
Adding to Pakistans Misery A Heroin Epidemic
Adding to Pakistans Misery A Heroin Epidemic
Adding to Pakistans Misery A Heroin Epidemic Adding to Pakistan\'s Misery, a Heroin EpidemicRaees Khan sleeps most nights on a pillow of dust. His home is a median strip along the busy Liaquadabad Road, across from a mosque. A little before dawn a loudspeaker announces the first call to prayer, a reminder to the holy that before Allah all men are naught. This noisy summons fails to awaken Mr. Khan. Though a Muslim, he does not pray five times a day. Other rituals command him: emptying a tiny bag
ADHD2
ADHD2
ADHD2 Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don\'t notice when someone speaks to you. Tommy can\'t sit still. He is disruptive at school with his constant talking a
ADHD3
ADHD3
ADHD3 Attention Deficit Disorder Kam Bisel Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a problem that affects 5% to 10% of all children. ADD affect more children than any other childhood problems except asthma. It is estimated to be the largest single cause for first referrals to child guidance clinics throughout the country, making up as many as 40% of those cases. Many ADD cases are not diagnosed because the problem most often does not show in the doctors office. Current estimates suggest that approxi
Adolescent Pregnancy
Adolescent Pregnancy
Adolescent Pregnancy The Truth About Teen Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990\'s than they were only a decade ago. The United State\'s teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. (Gormly 348) R
Adoption
Adoption
Adoption Adoption Adoption should be supported more in the community due to the high amount of orphans. Orphans face many different problems. They face things that not even they know that other children their ages have not faced. Four out of many reasons why orphans should be taken to good households is because they have no one to really care and look out for them like a family. Another problem faced by orphans is that they don’t have any specific morals set or a faith for them. The third reason
Aggression
Aggression
Aggression Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat defines aggressive behavior. (7) David G. Myers states that aggression is
Alchol
Alchol
alchol Alcohol is a drug and, like all drugs, it has an effect on a person’s body and mind. Because drinking alcoholic beverages makes some people feel more alive and more outgoing, alcohol is sometimes seen as a stimulant. In fact it is a depressant, and slows down the central nervous system, of which the brain is a part. Small amounts of alcohol can affect a person’s coordination and judgment. Drinking a large amount of alcohol at one time can even cause death. Alcohol is estimated to be contr
Alcoh
Alcoh
alcoh Alcohol is a drug and, like all drugs, it has an effect on a person’s body and mind. Because drinking alcoholic beverages makes some people feel more alive and more outgoing, alcohol is sometimes seen as a stimulant. In fact it is a depressant, and slows down the central nervous system, of which the brain is a part. Small amounts of alcohol can affect a person’s coordination and judgment. Drinking a large amount of alcohol at one time can even cause death. Alcohol is estimated to be contri
Alcohol and its effects
Alcohol and its effects
alcohol and its effects Alcohol is a representation of one of the most profound health-related drug problems in the United States. Seven in ten adults, or more than one hundred million American eighteen years and older are estimated to be drinkers. Approximately ten million of them are felt to develop a drinking problem, such as alcoholism, during their lifetime. Many other experts view alcohol as a problem that is lessening as society becomes more aware of it’s dangers and responds by decreasin
Alcohol and Stress
Alcohol and Stress
Alcohol and Stress Living with a non-recovering alcoholic in the family can contribute to stress for all members of the family. Each member may be affected differently and react to this stress in the same or different way. The level of dysfunction or resiliency of the non-alcoholic spouse is usually a key factor in the effects of problems and levels of stress impacting the children. Children raised in alcoholic families have different life experiences than children raised in non-alcoholic famili
Alcohol in college
Alcohol in college
alcohol in college ÿ “Alcohol and drugs come hand in hand with attending college”, this statement is thought to be truthful when talking about college or universities. One of the reasons we think this statement is true is because as a college student you are given certain “gifts”. Freedom is one of the many “gifts” that are given to a college student. I call it a “gift” because it’s a privilege given to a student while attending college. The student does not have anyone to tell them what to do,
Alcohol on tv
Alcohol on tv
alcohol on tv Picture this. Everybody is out to get you. You hear voices, or you hallucinate, These are just a few symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that effects about 1% of America. It is the most common mental disorder in the country. There is no cure for schizophrenia. There is no known cause to schizophrenia, but some people have theories. The normal progression of logical thought is disrupted, thus being called the “thought disorder”. “A glitch in the tim
Alcohol1
Alcohol1
Alcohol1 Topic: Alcohol should be banned Thematic Statement: Alcoholism is a major problem in the United States because it is a socially acceptable drug. I.Introduction: A.Alcohol is built into our social system. 1.It is used for any and every occasion a.Weddings b.Birthdays c.Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. B. It is the most Legal and Lethal drug available. C. The abuse of Alcohol costs over $85 billion annually in lost productivity. II.Body A.Effects of Alcohol on human body. 1. Alco
Alcohol2
Alcohol2
Alcohol2 Is it a new trend? No. Alcohol has been a part of the lives of people for centuries. Its uses vary from worship ceremonies, to magic and medicine, to celebration of births, marriages, and initiations. Like today, centuries ago people found drinking a delightful custom, however, intoxication has always caused social difficulty. One of the earliest records of alcohol regulation recovered is in Egyptian temperance tract which states Take not upon thyself to drink a jug of beer. Tho
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative for potential abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered perception, fo
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative for potential abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered perception, fo
Alcoholism2
Alcoholism2
Alcoholism2 Alcoholism By Andrew Dana Allen What is alcoholism? Alcoholism itself is a chronic illness that is characterized by the habitual consumption of alcohol to a degree that interferes with physical, mental and social health. Alcohol is a depressant that will release feelings of guilt, anxiety and remorse if taken in heavy quantities. It will impair your motor skills slowing both your alertness and awareness that can lead to many accidents. What are the facts about alcoholism? Recent
Alcoholism4
Alcoholism4
Alcoholism4 Alcoholism Alcohol is a legal drug and is readily available, yet alcohol is more powerful and addictive than most drugs in the black market. It is also found in almost every society. Alcohol has been defined as the inability of a person to guarantee its behavior after the first drink. Unlike stimulants, alcohol depresses the functioning of the nervous system beginning with the first drink. Alcoholism is found through addiction, dependence, depression, and also genetically, but relate
Alcoholspeech outline
Alcoholspeech outline
Alcoholspeech outline Outline for Informative Speech I. Introduction: Do you remember the Notre Dame football game this past season?? Well I do sorta. I was at the game and all—I even participated in the vandalism that went on before the game even ended. I know my intentions for that game were to 1) watch Pitt lose again, 2) get pretty drunk because I had a good feeling that Pitt would screw it up again, and 3) have fun at our party that night. Well here is just a little bit of what happened to
Anti drug
Anti drug
anti drug For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts(crack babies), while others become users. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the United S
Are we paying attention
Are we paying attention
Are we paying attention Tarpley 1 Are We Paying Attention or is Ritalin Mother’s Little Helper Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are increasingly being discussed interchangeably. It has captured the attention of researchers everywhere. With this disorder there exist prevailing evaluations, and positive reinforcements, behavior modifications which impact children with special needs. Often times, behavior is associated with learning, for example,
Argument against the legalization of marijuna
Argument against the legalization of marijuna
Argument against the legalization of marijuna Argument against the legalization of marijuna The legalization of marijuana is one of the most highly debated about subjects facing Canadians and Americans today. Advocates of legalization use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second argument is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of these argumen
Attention Deficit Disorder2
Attention Deficit Disorder2
Attention Deficit Disorder2 Attention Deficit Disorder otherwise known as ADD is a condition that refers to an individual’s inability to control their own behavior or impulse(McEwan 70). This can begin in early childhood and interfere with children’s ability to do well in school and social situations. These patients also have troubles blocking out noise or other stimuli in order to focus on a task or what is being said. ADD is a chronic problem that can be seen as early as infancy and can extend
Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking One of the most serious problems in today\'s youth is drinking. Amoung high school and college students a popular and very dangerous kind of drinking. Binge drinking can cause serious injury and many college and high school kids are dying from it. Binge drinking is indentified as the number one health hazard for American college students today. For men binge is defined as having five or more drinks in a row. For women, binge is defined as having four or more drinks in a row. A dri
Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking
Binge Drinking One of the most serious problems in today\'s youth is drinking. Amoung high school and college students a popular and very dangerous kind of drinking. Binge drinking can cause serious injury and many college and high school kids are dying from it. Binge drinking is indentified as the number one health hazard for American college students today. For men binge is defined as having five or more drinks in a row. For women, binge is defined as having four or more drinks in a row. A dri
Bipolar
Bipolar
bipolar The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware i
Bipolar affective disorder
Bipolar affective disorder
Bipolar affective disorder Bipolar affective disorder affects approximately one percent of the population (approximatly three million people) in the United States. It is presented by both males and females. Bipolar disorder involves episodes of mania and depression Bipolar disorder is diagnosed if an episode of mania occurs whether depression has been diagnosed or not (Goodwin, Guze, 1989, p 11). Most commonly, individuals with manic episodes experience a period of depression. Mood is either ela
Bipolar disorders
Bipolar disorders
bipolar disorders Bipolar Disorder By: Amanda Bipolar disorder can best be compared to a mountain range. With high peaks of euphoria and deep valleys of depression, this disorder has periods of “high”, or manic stages, and periods of low, or depressed stages, with some periods of normal in between. For many people this disorder begins in the adolescent stage of life and continues throughout the person’s adult life. Often people suffer needlessly for years or even decades without even recognizing
Blame Noone But Yourself
Blame Noone But Yourself
Blame Noone But Yourself Chris McAlister Assignment V November 9, 1999 Blame No One But Yourself Date rape is a term used to describe a rape where the victim knows the attacker, either closely or casually, that frequently involves alcohol or some other drug limiting the judgment of the perpetrator and the defenses of the victim. Although date rape is a forced issue, many precautions can be taken to prevent the crime. Date rape is vastly underreported because of the victims’ guilt, shame, and the
Bolivia Complete culture study
Bolivia Complete culture study
Bolivia Complete culture study DESTINATION:La Paz, BOLIVIA Facts at a GlanceFull country name: Republic of BoliviaArea: 1,098,580 sq km (428,446 sq mi) Population: 7,826,350Capital city: La Paz (pop 1,000,000) and Sucre (pop 100,000)People: 30% Quechua Indian, approx 28% mestizo, 25% Aymará Indian, approx 10% European (principally Spanish)Language: Spanish but most Indians speak either Quechua or Aymará; composite dialects of Spanish-Aymará and Spanish-Quechua are also widely spokenReligion: 95%
Book 1
Book 1
book 1 Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. Besides short stories he also wrote essays and novels, like \'Brave New World\'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalist and a critic of drama. In h
Brave New World Essay
Brave New World Essay
Brave New World Essay As man has progressed through the years, societies have tried to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness\' are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But after reading Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World, one comes to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human being really craves. Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society\'s apparent lack of morals and corrupt behavior during the early 1900
Brave New World3
Brave New World3
Brave New World3 Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society\'s apparent lack of morals and corrupt behaviour during the roaring twenties. Huxley believed that the future was doomed to a non-individualistic, conformist society, a society void of the family unit, religion and human emotions. Throughout the novel, Huxley predicts many events for the future, most of which concentrate on a morally corrupt society. The most important of these predictions include: greater sexual freedom
Should Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana, b
Should Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana, b
bud Should Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana, be legalized in the United States of America? Many people think the answer to this question is yes, although others think it should stay illegal. There are many points on both sides of this controversial issue. There are many groups are on both sides of the line that have strong feelings about what they stand for. The dominant fear about marijuana in the 20th century has been that its effects were somehow similar to the dangerously addictive e
Case for legalization
Case for legalization
case for legalization Case for Legalizing Marijuana What Is Marijuana? Marijuana, a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the ubiquitous hemp plant Cannabis sativa (or Cannabis indica). Smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as if (Morocco), dagga (South Africa), and bhang (India). Common in the U
Censorship Hiding Reality
Censorship Hiding Reality
Censorship Hiding Reality Censorship: Hiding Reality Charles Bradlaugh revealed the reality of censorship beautifully when he stated, Without free speech no search for truth is possible...no discovery of truth is useful...Better a thousandfold abuse free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. Bradlaugh realized the importance of restraining censorship from destroying truth. Censorship continues
Charity
Charity
Charity Use Of Charity in the Wrong Way When you send a check to a company to help people that are starving or homeless, do you really know where your money is going? The company may be keeping the money for their own profit or they may send a small amount and keep the large part. Giving to charity may make you feel like your helping, but you might be just making a false company more profit. Charity can help people that need it, but the charity you give might be helping the wrong people. You tur
Charity1
Charity1
Charity1 Use Of Charity in the Wrong Way When you send a check to a company to help people that are starving or homeless, do you really know where your money is going? The company may be keeping the money for their own profit or they may send a small amount and keep the large part. Giving to charity may make you feel like your helping, but you might be just making a false company more profit. Charity can help people that need it, but the charity you give might be helping the wrong people. You tu
Charles Manson1
Charles Manson1
Charles Manson1 You can try to kill me a million times more, but you can\'t kill a person\'s soul. Truth was, is, and always will be, you\'ve beaten me, broken my neck, knocked my teeth out. You\'ve drugged me for years, dragging me up and down prison hallways, laying my head on every chopping block you\'ve got in this state, chained me, burnt me, but you cannot defeat me. All you can do is destroy yourselves with your own judgements. These are the words of Charles Manson at a parole hearing.
Charles Manson1
Charles Manson1
Charles Manson1 You can try to kill me a million times more, but you can\'t kill a person\'s soul. Truth was, is, and always will be, you\'ve beaten me, broken my neck, knocked my teeth out. You\'ve drugged me for years, dragging me up and down prison hallways, laying my head on every chopping block you\'ve got in this state, chained me, burnt me, but you cannot defeat me. All you can do is destroy yourselves with your own judgements. These are the words of Charles Manson at a parole hearing.
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
Child Abuse By definition, child abuse is the deliberate and willful injury of a child by a caretaker hitting, beating with an object, slamming against a wall, even killing. It involves active, hostile, aggressive treatment. The key word in the definition of child abuse is deliberate. Why would anyone deliberately harm a child? The physical destruction of a child is the extreme reaction of parents to the stress of having children. If child abuse is a factor of the stress one experiences due to r
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
Child Abuse By definition, child abuse is the deliberate and willful injury of a child by a caretaker hitting, beating with an object, slamming against a wall, even killing. It involves active, hostile, aggressive treatment. The key word in the definition of child abuse is deliberate. Why would anyone deliberately harm a child? The physical destruction of a child is the extreme reaction of parents to the stress of having children. If child abuse is a factor of the stress one experiences due to r
Child Neglect
Child Neglect
Child Neglect The outcome of a ravaging issue called child neglect is a disturbed eleven year old girl, with the mind of a thirty year old woman, and an insecure future. It is a worldwide curse that will plague our children forever if it persists to take over our family values. “Ellen Foster,” by Kaye Gibbons, is an emotionally moving novel of child neglect in the South. Ellen tells her story of a dreadful life, leading to another of self-acceptance and solace. She’s born into a life of child ne
Children Of Alcoholics
Children Of Alcoholics
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 chose to research a topic in which I did not have experience with. The participants that I chose for the interview are people that I know to have problems
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis
Christianity Analysis Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church