Alcohol Abuse In The Glass Castle

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In The Glass Castle, Rex walls is usually seen as an alcoholic within the story by his family, it is mostly noticed by his daughter Jeannette. His drinking usually gets so bad that Rosemary has to look in books on “How to cope with an Alcoholic” just to find a way to help him, but what exactly is alcohol abuse? Alcohol abuse is when someone is drinking excessively, binge drinking, or just over doing the drinking. My view on the problem of alcohol abuse is that it is a serious problem because many people suffer from it, the problems this causes are crazy because they throw off relationships with marriages and their children. When someone is drunk, they are a completely different person and that can be very dangerous for the safety of their …show more content…
"worthless drunk so-and-so." “but yet they would still be together because the mom has hope that he can get out of his addiction sooner or later.”(Page 27 PDF version) One of the main types of alcohol abuse is binge drinking, which is drinking a lot of alcohol within a really short time in order to get drunk really quick. I see this type of alcohol abuse as a dangerous type due to the fact if someone tries to drink too much alcohol and actually overdoing it, there 's a chance that it could be fatal. In The Glass Castle, one of the main types of alcohol abuse is drinking excessively, which is seen in the book by Brian on page 72 of the pdf version of the …show more content…
From your TV to radio stations, to your computer and even your phone, these usually reach the eyes of teens and kids and since anyone can put an advertisement anywhere you are sure to see one about alcohol and drinking. For example, Budweiser’s commercials are super popular during sports like football, baseball and soccer, these types of company’s usually aim for high school students, college students and adults with their commercials but how they portray it is a different story. According to Worsnop, “Budweiser uses commercials that feature real or cartoon animals, such as Budweiser’s talking frogs, are designed expressly to catch the eye of young viewers.” Usually a lower priced is advertised to make quick sales during these type of events and the effects they have on people is that they might think, “OMG a 12 pack for 8.99? We got to get that since it’s so cheap!” This usually increases the drinking of high school students and college students since who doesn’t want to save money? This is not a good influence. In commercials involving alcohol you usually see people that look healthy young and attractive men and women beer and other types of alcohol and according to Worsnop, “At the end someone says, “It just doesn’t get much better than this.” This is not a good way to advertise since high schoolers and college students nowadays usually overdo the drinking. According to Worsnop, “Well, it can get a hell of a lot worse if you

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