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Substance Abuse- Alcohol

Understanding Alcohol addiction.

shirley ojeda

on 12 May 2014

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Why do people Drink alcohol?

People drink alcohol because they want to change the reality about their lives.
To fit in
To escape or relax
To relieve boredom
To seem grown up
To rebel
Because they are depressed
To experiment or because of couriousity
They think alchohol is the solution. But eventually,
the alchohol becomes the problem.
main causes of alchoholism
And these are the the most common causes
of Alchoholism
The Physical Effects of
common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
Growth disorders (including sperms)
Reduction of male sex hormones (killing sperm)
Rapid destruction of lung fibers (lung cancer) injuries to the brain wich could be permanent, living you in a "high" (crazy) stage of the mind
Reduced sexual capacity (female becomes impotent with no orgasms and male has no irections)
Reduced ability to learn and retain information
Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
Personality and mood changes
Inability to understand things clearly and fully.
These are some pemature babys that their mom's were exposed to a high level or did marijuana
Street names-love pill, scooby snacks and love drug
Long term effects of ecstasy
Sexual assult
Domestic Violence
High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases
Sexual Problems (impotent)
Long-lasting brain damage affecting the memory
Damage to portions of the brain
Depression, anxiety, memory loss
Gum infection or tooth decay
Kidney failure
Cardiovascular collapse (heart attacks)
Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain
High blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
Respiratory failure if smoked
Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
Malnutrition, weight loss
Severe tooth decaySexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women)
Disorientation, apathy, confusion
Irritability and mood disturbance
Severe depression
Tolerance and addiction (even after just one use)
The Harmfull resutls of Marijuana
A single joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another
A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana may give birth to a prematurely, undersized, underweight baby or a dead baby.
heavy marijuana use leads up to brain abnormalities which permites less air to reach your brain eventualy through out the years killing you.
The Long Term Health Effects of
Bad teeth
Inflammation of the gums
Cold sweats
Weakening of the immune system
Respiratory (breathing) illnesses
Muscular weakness, partial paralysis
Reduced sexual capacity and impotence in men
Menstrual disturbance in women
Inability to achieve orgasm (women and men)
Loss of memory and intellectual performance
Loss of appetite
and laslty coma
And Its Physical Health Effects
Solutions and Recomendations
people of all types abuse alcohol, no matter how well they're doing in life or how healthy of a relationship they have with their peers. While finding out that a teen has been drinking or using drugs can lead a parent to worry, get angry or feel like a failure, it's important to overcome those feelings in the name of stopping the problem. alcohol abuse requires professional help, it can lead to serious problems, including addiction, legal trouble and death
Reenforce the idea that he or she needs help and make sure he or she wnats to get it .
once the adult understands that they need help with their addiction problem the most recomendable thing to do is...take them to a rehab center to get all the profesinal help they need.
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This percent graph shows us how much has changed over time by the years. It says that people back in the 1900's used more Alcohol insted of marijuana.Now people use any type of substance to get "high" or get "drunk". once they begin to abuse it.
Data Percent Graph
Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Destruction of tissues in nose -if sniffed
Respiratory (breathing) problems- if smoked
Infectious diseases -if injected
Malnutrition, weight loss
Severe tooth decay
Strong psychological dependence
You get a funny sensation of picking, scraching and hurting you self since, when you are under the influence of Crystal Meth, you feel like if you would have animals crawling all over you and you try to picked them out but the higher the doses is the more they dont go away.
The Physical Effects of
Under The Influence
•Ages between 13-21 are most likely to use drugs and alcohol
•More male abuse over drugs and alcohol then female
•Hispanic and white students are more likely to report drug use than Asian and African American students prior to coming to college or during college
•The use of marijuana and other illicit drugs has increased among college students in the U.S over the past decade
•Students indicates that an average of high-school adolescents regularly drink, smoke cigarettes, use marijuana, and harder illicit drugs.
•Prior studies have showed that involved adolescents may demonstrate even greater rates of substance abuse.
•Substance use disorders have been found to be one of the most widespread disorders within the juvenile justice system
Demographics of Substance Abuse

Causes of Alchoholism &
The Glass Castle
on page 116 jeannetes father asksher what she would like for her tenth birthday and jeanette was a bit nervouse about it she wants her dad to stop drinking since her dad agrees to his daughters request he ties himself to his bed for a week and slowly tries to recover some of the evidence that rex walls gives us is that jeanette wants him to stop drinking and be a responsible fatheralchohol always causes people to change personality.
The Glass Castle
Hector Ibarra
Daniel Rios
Professor Norton
Reading 56
May 12,2014

Some individuals drink to cope with or "medicate" emotional problems, such as stress depression even domestic violence.
Social and environmental factors such as peer pressure and the easy availability of alcohol can play key roles in a persons life.
Poverty and physical or sexual abuse also increase the odds of developing alcohol dependence.
The Glass Castle
On page 180 there more evidence of alcoholism that Rex Walls faced. Dad’s mom Erma dies and the entire family go to the funeral. While mom tries to get the kids to kiss the corpse, Dad fidgets with his necktie. After the funeral he goes on a four day drinking binge and on the fourth day mom sends Jeannette into town find. She finds him at the fourth bar she goes to. He insists on taking a few shots of whiskey before leaving: by the time he finishes, he can barely stand up. One of the men at the bars offers to give me them a ride home and Jeannette takes him up on the offer. This passage is a good example of Rex Walls goes on four day drinking binge and Jeannette went looking for him in sober state and she was very disappointed with dad.
The last situation is on page 186. Before mom leaves, she gives two hundred dollars to Jeannette for groceries and bills. Jeannette is unable to stick to her budget because she is reliant to her dad's request for cash every time. He promises to pay her back, and he does so by taking her to the bar with him and using her youthful look to distract his fellow pool player Robbie. Drunk and attracted to Jeannette he drags her to an upstairs apartment. Jeannette is furious dad allows this to happen and then manages to escape from Robbie by showing her burn scars. This passage gives a good example of the non-responsibility that Rex as to Jeannette. Her role as distraction in dad hustle puts her in yet another precarious sexual situation.
The Glass Castle
Other causes of Alchohol
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