Essays Tagged: "alcohol consumption"

Prohibition: "The Ignoble Experiment"

ified prohibition.The 18th Amendment stated that it was illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages in the United States. "The national prohibition of alcohol was undertaken to red ... about it the wrong way. We, instead, created even more problems such as organized crime, increased alcohol consumption, over crowded prison systems, and the uprise of the Mafia. Not only was this a s ...

(2 pages) 84 0 4.0 Mar/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAAlcohol plays a major role in society today. It is constantly being ....... in our minds through adv ... sements, whether its commercials or billboards, holidays, or even just at the popular social scene. Alcohol is consumed for many purposes, such as celebrations, to increase romance, out of boredom, or ... way to relax. Alcohol is a drug that is depended upon by the majority of our society. Nonetheless, alcohol has very damaging effects, not only does it cause self-inflicted diseases resembling alcohol ...

(7 pages) 131 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

alcohol use prior to sex

aska in September of 1995, which said 25.7% of adolescents aged 18 and younger said, they have used alcohol before having sex. That is just in Nebraska alone (Courtney, 288, 1995). It is also said tha ... y members drink more and drink more frequently than their peers and accept as normal high levels of alcohol consumption and associated problems. Fraternity-sponsored parties also may encourage heavy d ...

(10 pages) 255 1 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

notes on alcohol

1996, the estimated number of lives saved reached nearly 17,000.(2) In addition to a 63% decline in alcohol-related crash fatalities among young drivers since 1982, findings show that the MLPA has dec ... ow that the MLPA has decreased the number of DWI arrests, youth suicides, marijuana use, crime, and alcohol consumption by youth.(3,4)·High school seniors who could not legally drink until age ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Alcohol abuse and youth of america

ed factoriesor warehouses, with the same goal in mind.Despite the fact that the nation's per capita alcohol consumptionhas been on a decline for years, drinking among minors, in the wordsof Surgeon Ge ... fice last June showed that 8 millionof the nation's 20.7 million youths in grades 7 through 12 drinkalcoholic beverages every week. Of those kids, 454,000 admit toweekly ''binges'' -- meaning they con ...

(5 pages) 134 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

A comparison between the 1920's and the 1980's.

ion was passed as the 18th amendment, that importing, exporting, transporting, and manufacturing of alcohol was to be put to an end. Prohibition did not achieve its goals. Instead, it added to the pro ... . Instead, it added to the problems that it intended to solve. It was expected that the decrease in alcohol consumption would in turn reduce crime, poverty, death rates, improve the economy, and the q ...

(6 pages) 113 6 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Binge Drinking in colleges" research paper on binge drinking.

oung adults, especially college students, is totally out of control. Within the general population, alcohol consumption and binge drinking have been found to be higher in ones younger years than at an ... at any other point in his/her life. Surveys suggest that over 80 percent of college students drink alcohol, and that 15-25 percent of college students participate in heavy or binge drinking. College ...

(6 pages) 227 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Got Green? An argumentitive essay about the legalization of marijuna

ijuana were legalized, the use of the drug would increase. It is true that after the prohibition of alcohol ended with the 21st amendment, alcohol consumption doubled. Therefore, critics argue that le ... ore, critics argue that legalizing marijuana would increase its consumption. What critics say about alcohol, however, has not proved true with marijuana. For example, the Netherlands decriminalized po ...

(3 pages) 90 1 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

This essay about alcohol damage to people who drink it every day and how to prevent it.

Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness,. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combinat ... , social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death.More males than females are affected ... affected by alcoholism, but drinking among the young and among women is increasing. Consumption of alcohol is apparently on the rise in the United States, as is the total alcohol consumption and prev ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Prohibition: American History

o some extent, out of control. By the 1918s, many advocates and religious individuals believed that alcohol was to blame for their corrupt society. Many believed alcohol was a "serious threat to the i ... tutions" (Clark 1). In the coming years, temperance movements and strikes brought about the halt of alcohol consumption in the twenties. The Volstead Act was enforced via the Eighteenth Amendment, whi ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Thirteen lost years

g prohibited, or al law, order, or decree that forbids something. Prohibition in the 1920s was when alcohol sale, transportation, manufacturing, and possession were forbidden in the United States. The ... were forbidden in the United States. The goals of prohibition were to, 1 reduce the consumption of alcohol, 2 reduce crime, corruption, poverty, death rates, solve social problems, reduce the tax bur ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

George Orwell's Animal Farm

er over the farm is directly in the hands of a certain "Mr. Jones" who in recent times has taken up alcohol consumption. Mr.Jones is parallel to Tsar Nicholas II as suggested by his antipathy toward h ... Jones' escapement from his spiteful farm of animals), the Tsar is known to have partaken in excess alcohol consumption along with his men. It was for this same reason that Jones has lost control of t ...

(7 pages) 134 8 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Debate in favour of raising the legal drinking age from 18-21

raise of legal age was driven largely by the desire to decrease traffic fatalities associated with alcohol consumption. Based on statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat ... way Traffic Safety Administration traffic fatalities for people under 21 dropped by 43% (from 5,062 alcohol-related fatalities to 2,883). We have to remember the victims in these fatalities. These vic ...

(3 pages) 110 4 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Legal drinking age 18 instead of 21 in US

wnsides are being seen and many people are beginning to question the practice of this law. Drinking alcohol under age is often seen as rebelliousness which could be the cause of many of the teenagers ... teenagers drinking more than would be consumed if it was legal. Also many of the problems regarding alcohol use around colleges would be solved because of being able to better regulate alcohol consump ...

(5 pages) 152 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Drinking makes you impotent

Absolut ImpotenceThe next alcoholic ad shows an absolut vodka bottle saggy, slumping and leaning to one side. Below the pictur ... he bottle in the same way as the original but depicts the medically proved side effects of drinking alcohol.Alcohol effects both males and females hormones. It makes males impotent and cases impaired ... ho are interested in having kids sooner or later. Young adults need to be aware of the effects that alcohol can have on hormones.Alcohol also causes cancer and heart disease, and it wreaks havoc on th ...

(1 pages) 26 1 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drug Abuse What it is about and possible solutions.

example, even if it occurred only once in a while, would constitute abuse, while the same level of alcohol consumption would not. In 1973 the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse declared ... have no medical use. Other substances that may be purchased legally and are commonly abused include alcohol (see alcoholism) and nicotine, contained in tobacco cigarettes. In addition, in recent years ...

(13 pages) 224 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"So What If I'm not 21?" Opinions on the legal drinking age- we should lower it to 18

emain at 21 years old, since people are more mature and therefore, can be safe and responsible with alcohol?The debate started with the Prohibition, and whether alcohol consumption in it's entirety sh ... ordis states that "the earlier children begin drinking, the more likely they are to develop serious alcohol related problems in their lifetime".( research shows that persons who firs ...

(4 pages) 108 4 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Effects of Alcohol on College Students

ouns"It has been estimated that the average American college student drinks more than 34 gallons of alcohol every year (Oviatt)." Alcohol consumption seems harmless and a normal part of the college ex ... e experience. It is still used and abused among a number of students. We must recognize the effects alcohol has on a college student."Adolescence is also a time of trying new experiences and activitie ...

(3 pages) 89 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

How the prohibition of alcohol consumption damaged the economic and social aspects of American culture.

There are many ways in which the prohibition of alcohol consumption in the United States of America, damaged the very economic and social aspects of ... cating liquors absolutelyprohibited. This law was created in the hope of achieving the reduction of alcohol consumption, which in turn would reduce: crime, poverty, death rates, and improve both the e ... been more flagrantly violated. Not only did Americans continue to manufacture, barter, and possess alcohol; they drank more of it." Americans who supported prohibition, argued that if drinking alcoho ...

(5 pages) 43 1 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Benefits of a Minimum Legal Drinking Age.

Minimum legal drinking age laws, often referred to as MLDA laws, prohibit the consumption of alcohol by, and the sale of alcohol to, persons under the age of 21. The legislation to raise the mi ... inking age to 21 in every state has had lasting effects on the lives of Americans everywhere. Lower alcohol usage, increased law enforcement and lower rates of alcohol-related crimes are some positive ...

(2 pages) 38 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays