Alcohol is a toxic substance that is distributed freely to all adults without informing the consumer of its dangers. In order to improve personal life expectancy and reduce health problems In society in general it's important to understand the problems created by alcohol. In order to understand the problem, the author of this essay used three articles about the issue of alcohol in the Russian Federation. One is about how alcohol drastically lowered life expectancy for men in Russia. The second one is about the risk of high blood pressure due to alcohol. The third one tries to... [+] Read more
“Impossible!” would shout the average person who has attended an eastern European wedding. Alcohol is so intertwined with the cultural traditions of Slavs that a dry wedding would be hard to imagine but not for Priest Włdysław Zązel who is the leading figure of the movement “Wedding of the Weddings”.
Priest Włdysław Zązel lives in Kamesznica, Poland. In 1994 he administered 120 dry weddings in his parish alone. His movement started on “Maryja”, a radio show, where he was asked questions on dry wedding and realised that a lot of people were... [+] Read more
In their article, Lisa Menegatos, Linda C. Lederman & Aaron Hess (2010) explore how friendship bonds affect how you act in a situation with friends and alcohol. This experiment studies, through survey, what 141 undergraduate college students would do when an intoxicated female friend was asked to go home with a male that she has never met before. In this study students used iClickers to click in the response to the following question during a power point presentation in one of their classes:
“As the evening wears on, your friend Jane meets up with a person she has had her eye on... [+] Read more
Volunteering is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and to interact with the world while being part of something bigger than yourself. I have been doing volunteer work for quite a few years now and would like to present a few of them. That said the first two will relate to my previous post “Russian Water: Death Guaranteed” which was about problems related to alcohol. The other two are for sports fans and human rights fighters.
Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the size of a multi-corporate organisation in the volunteer world but more on that later. Their core values are to... [+] Read more
Alcohol has been around since the Romans ruled but it seems in the start of the 1900’s is when it really started to take an effect on the population. Drinking is causing more problems today than it ever has and is causing more deaths then we would like to think. Why do so many people participate in drinking when we see all of the problems it causes from divorces to driving drunk and killing someone? Obviously eliminating alcohol is not even an option in today’s society because so many people use it and completely eliminating it would cause more problems than it already does now. Try to limit... [+] Read more
Why do people drink? Drinking causes so many problems in today society that it seems like any rational person would choose to stay away from it. Do we drink because we think it is a stress reliever? How about just a chance to get away from reality for a while? Eliminating drinking completely is not really an option today based on how many people actually do drink but I think limiting how much people drink is important. I know how much drinking can destroy someone’s family because my dad was an alcoholic. I saw him ruin his life, a good life, and have seen many others do it as well and for... [+] Read more