Psychology - Alcoholism

Imagine yourself at a party with some of your teammates, they have been drinking and they are drunk. They told you they see you later, but what if that was the last time you would ever see them again.

Years ago I was personally at a get-together, at a friend’s house, there was some drinking involved but no one was going to drive after that. Two girls said later on that they were leaving and assured us that they would not be driving; a friend was coming to pick them up. Their friend indeed came by and they left, little did we know, that the driver was already heavily intoxicated and should not have been driving. With the driver was one of his friends that came with him. They left and ...

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they slammed into the back of the semi with the driver side of the car. The high bumper on the semi trailer literally sliced the roof off the car as they slid underneath the truck, and just threw the driver out of the car (he was not wearing seat belts). The driver ended up about 50 feet from the car, killed instantly. The girl sitting behind the driver got serious injuries, mostly head injuries, due to the roof being pushed back, and she died in the hospital 4 days later. The front passenger walked away from the accident, just minor scrapes and bruises, as well as the rear passenger that was sitting behind the front passenger; the two were treated and released the next day.

“Alcoholism is a chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Another Definition is that it’s a disease often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol. Alcohol is ...

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(firsteagle.com). 1 of 10 children 12 and 13 uses alcohol at least once a month and also in a single year, 522 children under age 14 were arrested for driving while intoxicated (113 of them were under 10 years old). The problems will not stop until society completely understands how alcohol can indeed pose a serious threat to the nation’s social welfare. Alcohol has an adverse effect on the economy. The consequences of alcohol abuse and dependence cost the nation an estimated $99 billion each year (Vogler). It is tax money that pays for alcoholics who both live on the street and are barely getting by or who are in government-funded hospitals and institutions. The United States should ...

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