Cultural Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

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Have you ever wonder who discovered Alcohol. It is my guest that each culture in the world has its very own story. Whatever the story the effects of alcohol abuse are the same. The word alcohol comes from the Arabic word “al-kohl.” The word alcohol was used during that time to describe a type of eyeliner that women tin the Middle ease wore before it became a drink (1). Since that time alcohol is made all over the world by individuals, large and small groups because of the easy and simple process of how it is made. Alcohol first began in the homes of individuals and its exposure to children from seeing family member drink became a way of life. In some family cultures alcohol is a daily practice for all family members to drink alcohol …show more content…
At least three out of every one hundred deaths in the United States are alcohol-related (1). Families should advocate for mandatory programs at schools, especially for colleges to implement alcohol educational programs. Alcohol drinking is a growing problem in United States schools. “As many as half of our kids are doing this (4).” When young people are watching television one of the main commercial are of the alcoholic beverage such as beer. The commercial makes alcohol drinking seems fun, but they do not show the negative side of drinking too much, like the deaths that are caused by drinking or the addiction it may cause. Additions to alcohol do not happen overnight. It usually starts as experimentation, and then moves on to regular use (3). When people usually arrange their lifestyle around the use of alcohol it develops to an addition (3). As the alcohol use continues most people start using other drugs or move to a stronger alcoholic beverage as an excuse for having fun. It should be the job of parents to observe the signs of alcohol use and to understand the addiction. Parents should monitor the alcohol in their own home. There could be signs of early misused that are not being detected. A look at the friends that a person wants to hang out with could also be a warning. Teens that have friends that is 21 or older, use those friends as the source of bringing alcohol for the parties. Most …show more content…
Preventions may works to reduce the problems of alcohol use, but preventions are not cures for the problem of alcoholism but a start to the cure process. There is no single prevention that will work for all teens. However, parents need to know that they are the best source of getting alcohol information to children and teen. Parents should order routine alcohol screening test for teens that they suspect is using alcohol. Testing the urine concentration of teens can alert children that their parents are attempting to keep them safe from the dangers of alcohol and drug use. The best treatment for parents is to provide tough love and set a good example. If parents do not drink themselves, then the children probably will not. If a teen is still living at home with their parents a rehabilitation program should be used. Alcoholic recovery or any addition cannot start until the person accepts help. Parents should not let it get to this point. There should be a plan of protection for teens from

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