Drug and Alcohol Essay examples

995 Words Jun 22nd, 2014 4 Pages
Angela Long
Social Work 2280
Drugs and alcohol
Social Work 2280
Drugs and alcohol
Due 11/22/2013

The goal of this essay is to construct an insightful discussion with focus placed on the phrase “My individual freedom as it relates to functionality vs. dys-functionality”.
I will rely on detailed knowledge provided by our text, to facilitate in perceptive incorporation of specific theoretical principals. In Addition, I will give an intermixing of the various conceptions, models, perspectives and philosophically supported viewpoints, surrounding this topic. My target of including this material, is to create an educated and thorough explanation that will address, the meaning of the choice words used in the phrase.
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So I will give a brief summary, in the history of Existentialism provided in our text. Not singular in its foundation or elements. It began arising in Europe in the 1940’s including various philosophical writings from the 19th century. The early writings on European existential perspective occurred after WW11. Mainly focused on tragic dimensions of life and human limitations.
Philosophers accredited in the main existential themes include; * Kierkegaard; creative anxiety, despair, guilt, fear, nothingness.. * Nietzsche ; death, suicide, and will * Heidegger; authentic being, caring, individual responsibility, isolation.. * Sartre ; choice meaningless and choice * Buber ; interpersonal relationships, I/thou perspective in therapy, and self-transcendence

Viktor Frankl was one of the most influential philosophers using his horrible life experiences, to confirm his views. Our individual choices in everything that occurs in our life and how they are dealt with are our OWN responsibility that is a difficult part of realization for those in this type of therapy. Regarding Frankl and freedom, everything can be taken from us with the exception of this “ the last of freedoms- to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose ones way.” The premise central in this approach is the patient’s acceptance of the choice they play in who,

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