Essay on The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

1399 Words Feb 12th, 2016 6 Pages
In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, She faced the terrible problem of alcoholism just like some people in today’s society. Alcoholism is still a problem in society today.Her dad went through some hard times which made him dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is one of the most things people label as addictive. People turn to alcohol like it is the only thing that can help them; they say it clears the mind and comforts them. There are many addictions out there, but I do not believe that Alcoholism is the one that I would encourage people to pick. With alcoholism, there are many problems that come with getting addicted. Research has said that an individual 's biology is the reason that they get addicted("Why Do Only Some People”. Biological effects are evidently important because there is a widely reported genetic link, whereby somebody is more likely to become addicted to drugs if an immediate family member also was ("Why Do Only Some People”). That all depends on what environment that they come from. Other factors that can lead to drug addiction are more varied, spanning individual, family, peer and community links (Why Do Only Some People Become Addicted to Alcohol?). This means that, for example, if a child has friends who abuse substances, that child is more likely develop a problem as well. There are many things that people can drink that gets them addicted to alcohol. Instead of coming home after a hard day of work and drinking a cold glass of water, Some people…

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