A Dependency on Alcohol

1884 Words Jun 25th, 2018 8 Pages
The clutches that alcohol has on those dependent on it can make quitting from it very difficult and, at times, almost impossible. Some people are able to have one or two drinks and stop, and then there are those that do not know when to stop or who must drink on a regular basis. It is common for people to drink at social functions or with meals, but getting together with friends or family does not mean that alcoholic drinks need to be served to have a good time. When someone used to drink one or two drinks and be able to stop, now that same person has to have alcoholic drinks earlier in the day and more frequently than usual, he or she would be considered an alcoholic. Anyone drinking what seems to be excessive at first, but seeming to be …show more content…
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Alcohol always slows down your reaction time in the brain and cuts down tension so that the person drinking feels more relaxed. Drinkers who take in a large amount of alcohol could become more aggressive and have their judgment flawed. Walking becomes harder and coordination is difficult. It is said that heredity plays a role in becoming an alcoholic and that the tendency inclines to become addicted to a substance and can be handed down in the body’s chemistry. A person whose life is controlled by alcohol may become very depressed. Their health gets worse because of the abuse or they lose their job due to not being able to perform it well enough. The failure to stop drinking adds to the feeling of helplessness to escape their situations. (On Page 209 in the book) “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls Her father Rex said, “Hon, I need some money.” Jeannette would have gladly given him the money, but it was for cigs and beer. This made Jeannette feel like he had no regard for her what so ever. Rex did not care enough to find his own way of getting money for his addictions, let alone provide food for his family. Jeannette agreed to give him the money, and he agreed to pay her back, but when he wanted to pay her back, Jeannette was staring to realize how sickening her father really is, this comes to show how alcohol really can jeopardize your
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