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- 51: Employee Assistance Programs
- ... the workplace today are drug/alcohol abuse and the stressful effects of downsizing. Many researchers today believe that drug/alcohol abuse is responsible for most modern-day EAP's. According to The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance, 25 percent of all hospitalized patients have alcohol related problems. Alcohol is involved in 47 percent of all industrial accidents and half of all auto fatalities. The cost totals 86 billion dollars per year due to decreased productivity, treatment programs, accidents, crime and law enforcement. Although it is most costly at the top alcoholism/drug abuse affects employees at every level of an organization. One company found that in the pervious five years each worker with an alcohol/drug related problem missed 113 days of work and filed $23 ... assumed that a "balance" exists between the activities in the workplace and activities in the treatment facilities. This assumption is only valid for the EAP's of the 1970's that focused almost entirely on alcoholism. The major difference between the early programs and the modern is in the training of the supervisor. In the early programs they trained supervisors to identify problem drinkers based on their symptoms and to ...
- 52: The Progressive Era
- ... in the nation's history. Under Willard's skillful leadership, the group opened kindergartens for immigrants, visited inmates in prisons and asylums, and they worked for suffrage. Their most important reform was prohibition. They fought alcoholism on the state level through laws, and on the national level with the 18th Amendment which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor. 19th Amendment women's suffrage. One of the more interesting facts ... compulsory medical examinations, and regulation of night work. The ILO, does not have the power to enforce these conventions, it depends on voluntary compliance. So even now, we are still battling the issue of enforcement. Alcoholism is still in our society. This is evident with the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment. No drug has meant so much to so many as alcohol. Alcohol is a dinnertime relaxant, a bedtime ... drinking problems in some degree. More males than females are affected. It is estimated that the annual number of deaths related to excessive drinking exceeds 97,000 in the United States. Economic costs related to alcoholism is at least $100 billion dollars a year. Although women have gained many legal rights, women still do not have complete political, economic, and social equality with men. Women's share in governmental decision ...
- 53: The Causes for Child Abuse
- ... a parent or guardian to cross the thin line from discipline to abuse? It could be a result of the parent/guardian having unattainable expectations or demands for the child. Maybe it’s caused by alcoholism or substance abuse. In any case child abuse occurs to, too many children and in too many ways. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary abuse is to hurt by treating badly. There are three ... of abuse are serious and deserve attention, physical abuse is the only one that is going to be addressed. There are many causes for child abuse. The most common are isolation, generation gap. immaturity, and alcoholism. Immaturity, unfortunately is the culprit of many child abuse cases today. Children suffer abuse because their parents/guardians are too young to cope with all the responsibilities and problems that go with being a parent ... wrong thing another could see as the newest trendy thing to do. Alcoholics are people who turn to alcohol so much that their need for it is seen as an illness. People that suffer from alcoholism are considered to be the most dangerous of the child abusers. This is because when the parents/guardians of children get drunk, they are a constant threat to the child(ren). When they go ...
- 54: Alcohol
- ... first century B.C.) Initially, I wanted to write this paper on substance related disorders. However, in reading the text I felt compelled to focus on the psycological effects and problems that are related to alcoholism. With the media we are all too aware of the widespread dilemma that alcohol contributes to our current age. I am amazed that there were indeed alcoholics as far back as 3000 years before christ ... society as a whole, it is also rueful for the poor soul who is alcohol dependent. The life span of the alcoholic is about ten years shorter than the non-drinker. The lifetime prevalence for alcoholism in the United States is as high as fourteen percent. Taking these statements into consideration it is not difficult to believe that alcohol is ranked the third major cause of death in the United States ... of alcohol in the bloodstream and now requires it for stability. If the addict's parents were themeselves alcoholics it is musch more difficult to fight these cravings. Genetic research clearly indicates a link with alcoholism and heredity. The alcoholic who has survived years of drinking and attempts to stop, may have difficulty. Withdrawal delirium is commom. Without alcohol in the bloodstream the individual may become agitated by slight noises ...
- 55: Alcoholics Anonymous
- ... membership at Akron had not helped him enough to achieve sobriety. When the doctor met Bill, he found himself face to face with a fellow sufferer who had made good (Pitman 62). Bill emphasized that alcoholism was a malady of mind, emotions and body. Though a physician, Dr. Bob had not known alcoholism to be a disease. Due to Bill’s convincing ideas, he soon got sober, never to drink again. The founding spark of A.A. had been struck (Wekesser 26). Both men immediately set to work ... event. The New York office had greatly expanded its activities, and these now consisted of public relations, advice to new groups, services to hospitals, prisons, Loners, and Internationalists, and cooperation with other agencies in the alcoholism field (Wekesser 67). The headquarters was also publishing “standard” A.A. books and pamphlets, and it supervised their translation into other languages (Pitman 110). At the same time, the international magazine, the A.A. ...
- 56: A Domestic Dilemma
- Carson McCullers takes the reader on a journey into the lives of a family plagued by alcoholism in "A Domestic Dilemma". The realism of the story is astounding, as most people will often find themselves torn when facing difficult family decisions. The Meadows’ family is torn by both compassion and suffering, and ... relationships must act in the best interest of one’s self. The conflicts in the story surround Martin and Emily’s marital relationship. It is clear that their marriage is deteriorating because of Emily’s alcoholism. Emily often attempts to hide her drinking from her husband and when Martin inquires about his wife’s earlier drinking, she responds "Because I drink a couple of sherries in the afternoon you’re trying ... Martin paces around his kitchen seething in anger. He pictures the events that are sure to come in time; the gossip at his office and the degradation of his children, all because of Emily’s alcoholism. Martin goes to his bedroom and "Little by little, mysteriously, there came in him a change." The moments surrounding Martin’s decision are very tranquil, as he has finally resolved the internal conflict that ...
- 57: Huckleberry Finn - Satirical Plot
- ... that there is no difference between Jim and any white man he knows except for skin color. Risking his life and overcoming many difficulties on the way, Huck succeeds in freeing Jim. Focusing on racism, alcoholism and mob mentality, Mark Twain uses his ardent style of writing and satirizes the three traits throughout the novel. Many words the book contains are full of vivid abhorrence towards black slaves. Every single line ... inside he understands that Jim is a great person. Through the eyes of Huck Finn, Mark Twain shows that there is more to people then looks and race, showing the importance of beliefs and character. Alcoholism is another human weakness Twain satirizes in his novel, constantly accentuating the drunk and violent father of Huck in a very negative manner. "I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn ... the moral of the story is clear: there is more to people than color, just like there is more to a book than its cover. Keeping that in mind, Mark Twain chose to satirize racism, alcoholism and mob mentality, and made his message clear. Works Cited Clemens, Samuel L. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1884. New York: Bantam Books, 1981
- 58: Drinking: A Love Story - A Review
- Drinking: A Love Story - A Review In Caroline Knapp’s autobiography entitled, Drinking: A Love Story, you learn from her own personal tewenty year battle with alcoholism, why people drink, why people become alcohlics, and how hard it is to break the cycle of alcoholism. Caroline had her first drink at age fourteen, she was a very shy child who felt uncomfortable in most social situations, even those consisting of just family members. She never felt sheltered and protected by ... that she had never broken any of the unwritten rules she lived by, neither had her father but her and her sister had still suffered from starvation of love and affection caused primairly by his alcoholism. She was hurting herself and hurting everyone else, and when she almost killed her two neices one night in a biligerent drunken state she realized she had to stop. Once Caroline made the decision ...
- 59: F. Scott Fitzgerald
- ... age, and the corruption of the American Dream. The life of F. Scott Fitzgerald is marked by as much, if not more, romanticism and tragedy than his novels. Throughout Fitzgerald’s life, he unsuccessfully battled alcoholism, depression, and himself, in a quest for both personal and literary identity. At the age of twenty-three, Fitzgerald published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to critical raves and unimaginable economic success. Shortly ... s intrigue with both the tragic and romantic elements of Poe’s life, as well as the many similarities these two men shared, may have very well facilitated his plunge into the unforgiving abysses of alcoholism and depression. Jeffrey Meyers’ biography Scott Fitzgerald provides a complete and seemingly unbiased account of the life of one of the most complex men in American literary history. Whereas previous biographies tended to over-exaggerate ... biography offers a strait-forward interpretation of both the life and works of Fitzgerald. It illustrates the importance of his relationships with Zelda Sayre and Ernest Hemmingway; the mentally and physically destructive influence of his alcoholism; and the parallels between his life and his writings. Through these facets, and many others, Meyers provides insight into Fitzgerald’s life, without forcing his own opinion of the subject upon the reader. Personally, ...
- 60: Satires In Huckleberry Finn
- ... that there is no difference between Jim and any white man he knows except for skin color. Risking his life and overcoming many difficulties on the way, Huck succeeds in freeing Jim. Focusing on racism, alcoholism and mob mentality, Mark Twain uses his ardent style of writing and satirizes the three traits throughout the novel. Many words the book contains are full of vivid abhorrence towards black slaves. Every single line ... inside he understands that Jim is a great person. Through the eyes of Huck Finn, Mark Twain shows that there is more to people then looks and race, showing the importance of beliefs and character. Alcoholism is another human weakness Twain satirizes in his novel, constantly accentuating the drunk and violent father of Huck in a very negative manner. "I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn ... the moral of the story is clear: there is more to people than color, just like there is more to a book than its cover. Keeping that in mind, Mark Twain chose to satirize racism, alcoholism and mob mentality, and made his message clear.
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