Alcoholism Essay

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ALCOHOLISM BRIDGETTE MORRIS ROUGH DRAFT Have you ever wondered why people drink so much? Why they cannot just stop drinking? Why does it affect their mood? There is a lot of questions, and very little people actually really know the answers. I am going to educate all of you who are wondering the same things about your loved ones, friends, or even complete strangers. I am going to share with you all the facts about alcohol and how it affects so many people all over the world. HISTORY OF ALCOHOL. “In the late 1700s, some people started being concerned about the amount of alcohol that people were drinking. By 1800, abstinence pledges were introduced in churches. During the Second Great Awakening of the 1820s and 30s, people started drinking less. By 1833, 6000 societies for prohibition were formed in several states. Physicians, ignorant as they were, started to prescribe less dangerous alcoholic items. Many Protestant churches started supporting antiliquor movements. In 1826, Reverend Lyman Beecher, one of the most powerful voices for prohibition delivered six furious sermons condemning liquor” (http://www.albalagh.net/kids/history/prohibition.shtml). “In 1935 the Alcohol anonymous was born” (ProQuest Staff, 2013). Alcohol anonymous is a group of people that are there to support each other through their struggles with alcohol, and help them with their dependency on alcohol. “In 1980 the MADD (mothers against drunk driving) was founded by Candy Lightner, after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver” (ProQuest Staff, 2013). MADD is a non-profit organization. MADD is a group of women who is against drunk driving, and also helps to support the victims of violent crimes. . WHO IS AN ALCOHOLIC? In the stereotypical world that we live in today most people think that an alcoholic is a street drunk that is covered in

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