Cirrhosis is the final phase of alcoholic liver disease(Alcoholic liver disease 1). Alcoholics do not deserve a second chance to ruin yet another liver, and they will eventually die if they do get the liver transplant and drink again. Many cases of liver disease, which occur in nonalcoholic people, have no apparent cause. Some people obtain this from acetaminophen overdose, prescription medications, herbal supplements, viruses such as hepatitis, autoimmune disease, and even cancer. Alcoholics create liver disease from their overconsumption of alcohol.
Morphine is derived from Opium. Many people were suffering from alcohol addiction and Morphine was used as the “cure” for the alcohol addiction. Morphine is far worse than alcohol and doctors were well aware. Doctors preferred to have people addicted to Morphine because it was socially and domestically safer. Alcoholics were more likely to beat their wives and children and cause havoc upon the city (“The Problem of Pain Relief”).
Many of these homemade alcohols contained much higher percentages of alcohol and they sometimes were unsafe to drink which led to several deaths during the prohibition. It is safe to say that there were no health benefits to the American people by outlawing alcohol. By outlawing
The doctor that saw to Poe in the Baltimore hospital, Dr. Moran, changed his initial diagnosis from encephalitis to alcoholism when he became a temperance advocate later in his life. Dr. Benitez, the inception of the rabies theory, showed his astonishment with the case when he said, “Then it dawned on me that E.P. was Edgar Poe.” (Poe’s Death Is Rewritten as Case of Rabies, Not Telltale Alcohol 303). Benitez concluded the cause of Poe’s death without the bias that doctors of Poe’s time held and without even knowing that he was dealing with Poe! Dr. Benitez’s diagnosis is clearly the most accurate because he did not know Poe or his habits and based it solely on
I have family members who have addiction problems but none of them are addicted to meth. Most of them are actually alcoholics. In my opinion the idea of both alcohol and meth somewhat favor. Meth is a stimulant. People would be high with positive and happy feelings in whoever uses it, and then when it wears off those feelings become negative.
Alcohol has a wide variety street names, invented by users who want to prevent sober people from knowing that they drink. Nicknames include booze, suds, cold one, brew, and much more. Its medical name is ETOH, short for ethyl alcohol. Ingestion of alcohol causes the central nervous system to slow down, and is therefore classified as a depressant. Short term effects in low dosage include relaxation, slow reflexes and reactions, poor
Ryley Sickler Eng. 103 11/25/12 Autoethnography Paper There are few species existing in the world today that when told to go left, deliberately go right. Alcoholism is not a condition but a disease, an addiction. A person with alcoholism cannot go a day without a drink, and it is known that an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic and, as said in “The Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous, “Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.” Alcoholics often show signs of defiance and the will to resist against authority (when told to go left, they choose right). This makes them active components of a chunk of society that is more widely considered destructive than
Addiction is a behaviour that an individual cannot control them need to a substance such as alcohol, drugs, and/or cigarettes. Some psychological studies resulted in addiction is an inherited behaviour while other studies proved that addiction is an individual manner that has nothing to do with family genes. Also, some people think that addiction could be a brain disease. In my point of view, I see that addiction is an individual behaviour caused by several reasons. Many addicted people have many issues in their life that lead them to be alcohol or drug abusers such as financial, job, relationship problems, or any other stress issues.
statistically there are 480,000 deaths annually caused by smoking cigarettes. Tobacco should be outlawed because of the dangerous health risk it causes. Originally, Tobacco has a history with the americas. Mayan Indians of Mexico carved drawings in stone showing tobacco use. Native Americans used tobacco for religious and medical reasons, they did not use it everyday.
The term drug has a very broad definition but for the purpose of understanding the social problems drugs evoke it will be referred to as any substance that can affect a person physically, or psychologically, has the potential to be misused and can be harmful to the user or society. This definition covers both legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco and illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Alcohol abuse in particular is a very serious social problem for which its severity is often overlooked when compared or categorized with illegal and/or more addicting drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. However the prevalence of alcohol use is apparent throughout the United States with average adults consuming nearly 22 gallons of beer, 2 gallons of wine and 1.5 gallons of liquor a year. According to the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiological survey, 7.5 percent of adult Americans suffer from alcoholism or alcohol dependence.