"When ever dad pulled out what mom called 'the hard stuff', she got frantic, because after working on the bottle for awhile, dad turned into an angry-eyed stranger who threw around furniture and threatened to beat up mom or anyone else who got in his way" (Walls 23). In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls shocks readers by telling them about her bizarre childhood, and the events that shaped her life dealing with an alcoholic father. Alcohol has been around for hundreds of years, however, within the last century there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of alcohol consumption. Despite popular belief, alcoholism is not a new thing. In fact, it dates back all the way to the time of the early Egyptians; this is when beer was first introduced (Dillon and Rough 1)”. Although, in the beginning Beer was usually brewed at home, by the women of the house and consumed at home only. (Holt 3). As time went on, the consumption of alcohol became more predominate. Mead, hard cider and sprites were all introduced in the 16th century and were distributed and consumed locally (1). Taverns and alehouses were frequented by popular classes and respectable folk often drank in private clubs (Holt 3). However, the creation of restaurant coffeehouses in the late 18th and 19th century made more public places to imbibe (Holt 3). Since these places were open to the common folk and not just people of high standing, consumption of alcohol began to increase. As time continued to progress alcohol became more and more complex. It became so bad that the prohibition of alcohol was enforced by the eighteenth amendment to the US Constitution in 1919 (Dillon and Rugh xii). However the prohibition was repealed in the 1933. Even though the amendment to constitution didn’t pan out the way the government had hoped, they didn’t stop trying to do something about the issue at hand. They created the minimal drinking age laws. In July, 1984 legislation forced states to make the minimal drinking age 21 by threatening to cut off federal highway funds from states that did not comply by certain dates; all states in the district of Colombia complied with legislation by 1988 (page 216). In today’s society the laws on substance abuse continue to change too keep up with our ever changing of views on alcoholism. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can also be called a sedative hypnotic or referred to as a ‘downer’ (Fisher and Harrison 15). It’s called this because it interferes with motor control such as judgment and reflexes (Dillon and Rugh xi). A person who becomes an alcoholic will experience many different short term as well as long term effects from alcohol, not only pertaining to physical but also many other mental and social effects as well. Some acute (short term) effects on the body include vomiting and behaviors such as staggering and slurred speech are most
Over consumption of alcohol is the third leading cause of avoidable deaths in America today. Drinking alcohol, including underage, is bad for a plethora of reasons. Those reasons include: health effects, future effects, and law effects. Also this university (Marywood) has its own procedures and rules for issues involving alcohol.
Alcohol consumption has both positive and negative effects on the human body.…
Moderate consumption of alcohol may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems, including:
Sudden death in people with cardiovascular disease.
Brain cell damage.
Cancer of the…
She covers the various aspects of alcohol use by youth with emphasis on teenage drinkers by bringing attention to how the family socialization theory shows that parents, as models, influence the development of different kinds of drinking behaviors in their children. Barnes states, “It has been documented that the patterns of drinking among teenagers closely reflects the alcohol consumption behaviors of adults in the same sociocultural context” (27).…
Topic: Alcohol consumption amongst teenage girls.
The aim of this review is to find out:
How alcohol consumption is being managed by the teenage female population throughout the UK, whether it is increasing or decreasing.
The causes of alcohol consumption among the teenage girls in UK.
Alcohol is a very common beverage among most of the UK citizens, so common that it has found its way in most household throughout the country.…
Article Critique: The Correlation Between Social Media and Adolescent Alcohol Consumption
A study observed the influence that social norms has on the “willingness to drink alcohol, drinker prototype favorability, affective alcohol attitudes, and perceived vulnerability for alcohol-related consequences” of adolescents. 189 adolescents were each given a profile to examine through the social website more famously known as Facebook.…
Alcohol consumption is linked to many harmful consequences for the individual drinker, the
drinker’s immediate environment and society as a whole. There are many social consequences such as traffic accidents, workplace-related problems, family and domestic problems, and interpersonal violence.
People with alcohol dependence and drinking problems are on sick leave more frequently than other employees.…
The over consumption of alcohol increases the likelihood of developing a serious disease such as liver cirrhosis, which significantly shortens the individuals life expectancy. Not only this but research also suggests that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol over a long period of time can increase the risk of a dementia.…
Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: the interactive effects on risk-taking behavior, alcohol priming and related negative consequences
School of Social Science
SLSY100: Psychology 100
Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: the interactive effects on risk-taking behavior, alcohol consumption and related negative consequences
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between risk-taking propensity; AmED use and the effects these variables had overall alcohol consumption…
Economic costs and social costs as a result of illnesses caused by excessive alcohol consumption include negative externalities, decreased labor force productivity, and increased medical care expenditures. One policy to combat the negative externalities associated with excessive alcohol consumption is to raise current taxation on alcoholic beverages to reduce the overall supply and demand of alcohol in the Canadian market.…