After he retired as a baseball player, his drinking addiction becomes really bad and he has a deep depression. After that, he enters Betty Ford Center where he gets a treatment for his addiction, and he becomes better after he enters Betty Ford Center. He regrets his time for using alcohol as an escape and become addicted to alcohol. He regrets for not being a good Dad for his children. He also blames himself.
Some common characteristics of an alcoholic may include: their drinking interferes with their family; their interpersonal relationships, the family’s well being. They exhibit poor responsible behavior they crave drinking because of a psychological and or physiological addiction, they show a loss of control pertaining to drinking.  Alcoholism is one of the most common disorders in the world today, and has been for some time. The effects of alcohol to the brain are mind altering. In Maria Gifford’s book titled, Alcoholism, she states quite simply why people drink despite all the dangers, “Drinking makes many people feel good”(Gifford, 14).
Out of most of the minor characters Mr. Dolphus Raymond stands out as one of the more evil characters until Scout learns the truth behind his behavior. On page 200 it states, “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill” (Lee). Scout knows Mr. Dolphus Raymond to be evil because he drinks and is married to an African-American woman, as well as the fact that he has fathered several half African-American and half white children. During the time period that she is living in, a relationship between a white man and a black woman is strictly frowned upon, thus resulting in his alienation from society and the many rumors surrounding him. It is later learned through his conversations with Dill and Scout that his “whiskey” is in fact Coca-Cola and he pretends to be drunk to give people a reason for why he behaves the way he does.
These reasons are Tom Robinson has an immobile left arm due to an incident in his childhood where his muscles got smashed, Bob Ewell is known as a “town drunk” and when he is drunk he usually abuses her daughter, Bob Ewell is left handed, Bob Ewell would’ve been able to catch up to Tom Robinson when he was running out of the house because he can’t run fast also due to his left arm, the time period of this trial was in the 1920’s to the 1930’s an old fashion time period like this had a lot of racism and discrimination to African Americans, they think of African Americans as dirty people, liars, and cheaters, and the jury was all white. Tom Robinson is not guilty because of the following main reasons; evidence has flaws, the time period of this trial, he was an African American, and the behavior and social structure of the city Maycomb, Alabama. My comment is that Tom Robinson did not have a “fair” trial at all. And we should all be reminded to stand up against racism and stand up for what you think is
There are definitely some factors that may have had a negative influence on Jeff’s life. His mother had various physical ailments and appeared to be high strung, coming from a background in which her father’s alcoholism deeply affected her life. His father stayed at work more often than he should to avoid turmoil on the home front. Eventually the marriage dissolved in divorce when Jeff was eighteen. Is this enough domestic discord to account for a serial murderer?
The deaths of his friends were a big blow to him considering all the moments they have spent together, especially Manny (Leary feels responsible for his death). His stubbornness of being “King of the Ice” were one of the reasons that led to Manny’s drinking habits (for example, trading Manny away to the Amerks) and eventual death. Manny died alone and was pretty unhappy and his wife Jane makes evidence of that by saying “when he wasn’t drinking there was a sadness in him I couldn’t touch.”(Leary p.221) Leary felt like his selfishness cost him his dear friend’s happiness and life. Clay’s death was another important piece of evidence regarding Leary’s transformation as experiencing loss finally let out Leary’s emotions, who seemed to be a guy who kept everything inside and felt nothing. The reader can feel that Leary had finally broken out of his crusty shell and let all his tears pour down for someone he had truly
Prevalence Mention modern Native American and a stereotype comes immediately to mind: the drunken Indian, either slumping on the city street, begging for money, or on the reservation, unemployed, living in squalor, unable to provide for his or her family. Sadly, in this case, the stereotype is often true. Once a proud people of resource and spirituality, Native Americans have been termed "the silent minority", oftentimes depending on government programs -- often inadequate -- and drugs to see them through. According to the Public Broadcasting System, "generations of poverty, unemployment, and historical trauma make drugs a powerful escape". (Indian Country Diaries, 2006) In 2008, the Associated Press reported that almost twelve percent
James J. Christy Ms. Conn English 2133 12 Jun 12 Alcoholics Anonymous versus Narcotics Anonymous There is a horribly fatal disease running rampant in our country. It’s in our streets, in our schools, and for some of us it is in our homes. This disease is incurable, indifferent, intolerant, and will if not controlled always result in death. The disease is addiction, there is no cure only a program of recovery to make the disease manageable. If one finds themselves in this predicament it’s not the end of the world.
Huck is stolen away from his civilized home for the sake of money, and taken to live in a dreary shack with his abusive father. Pap is a dreadful man who is always treating Huck horribly and is constantly berating him. Pap was a wicked parent, an alcoholic, and his drunkenness regularly threatened Huck’s health. He was more concerned about money and alcohol than he was about Huck and was unquestionably a negative influence through the moral values that he taught Huck. “He said he'd cowhide me till I was black and blue if I didn't raise
Thus cause different behaviour on the way they treat their family and friends. The attitude of the men in the play becomes self centred and causing alcoholic behaviour to cope with the unfortunates of life. This is a loss of culture and it affects their family. Alcoholism was introduced by the white people, and soon caught on for the Aboriginal as it was unavoidable as the society was enriched with alcoholism. “Dolly-Now where did you get this money from?