Name: Professor: Subject: Date: Effects of Alcoholism Over years I have adapted my willingness to take substantial amount of alcohol according to norms of my peers. I belong to a group of popular peers who have group alcohol norms. Their popularity has protected me and this has made me more confident. There is a strong similarity between my consumption and that of my peers. We take alcohol at the same time and also compete on the amount that each person takes. For me Friday night outs begin at around 6 pm. I meet with my friends all from my class to go to a club. Sometimes we identify a deserted roof top where we take cigarettes and alcohol CITATION Tho11 \l 1033 (Thomas). Last weekend we met at a roof top. deadly. A visit to the doctor is necessary. I have decided that alcohol is my enemy. That is why I have to change my attitude about quitting. To avoid withdrawal symptoms I will first slow down. I will discuss with my doctor on the quitting date. It’s hard for me but I must get rid of toxic friends. My duty is to protect my sobriety and friends who matter will help me to achieve it. Works Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY Maria L. Gifford. Alcoholism. ABC-CLIO 2009. Peter L. Myers and Isralowitz Richard Isralowitz. Alcohol. ABC-CLIO 2011. Rogers Vanessa. A Little Book of Alcohol: Activities to Explore Alcohol Issues with Young People. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012. Thomas Vander Ven. Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Har. NYU Press 2011. [...]
how do your habits compare to your peers? did you think you drank that much? did you think your peers drank that much? did the number of Calories you consume in alcohol seem crazy to you? how much money did you spend on alcohol? how did it make you feel to know you had spent all this money on booze and not other stuff you really needed? look at the prescription drug and alcohol interactions…are you taking any of these drugs and have you experienced any of these interactions? think about the alcohol and your body quiz…how many of those did you get right? did any of the answers shock you? what about your BAC: How long would it take you to sober up? did that amount of time surprise you? look at your personal risk factor and negative consequences score: was it high or low, did it surprise you? Look at the tolerance level and family risk. Did those things surprise you? Are you at risk, is yoru tolerance high or low? How or why do you think your tolerance is where it is? Were your guesses close, correct, or completely wrong for people who drink more than you, WIU students who drink or smoke pot? What about cigarette use? Are you a smoker? Did you know how alcohol and nicotine mixed to create such bad consequences? Look at your making changes page: do you want to stop drinking? Is it causing problems in your life? have you ever tried any of those quitting strategies? Did any of those strategies sound crazy to you? Why? Did actually having to think about the amount you drink make you reconsider your alcohol consumption habits? If you are not a drinker, did going through this survey make you think more about how much your peers drink?