William B. Sargent was born in 1964 to Donald and Ethlyn Sargent. Bill grew up in Littleton on Pleasant Street where his parents still reside. He attended our great schools here in Littleton and graduated on this stage behind me in 1982. Like some seniors, Bill was unsure of which direction to go. After deciding to go to Arizona for a year, he returned to Littleton, and joined the United States Army, in the delayed entry program where he would then enter for basic training in the fall of 1983.
Francis Richard Lubbock “What we see depends on what we look for.” - Francis Lubbock. Francis Lubbock was a man who greatly impacted the future of Texas. He and his family had such an impact that, Lubbock, Texas and Lubbock County were named after them. Francis Lubbock lived during the Civil War in the United States, and was a part of the Confederate States of America.
Addiction is a condition in which a person is compelled to continue an act even if it interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. Life with addiction can become overwhelming and even stressful because there is such a need for a specific item. Addictions cause harm, abuse, fatality, behavioral problems such as, aggressiveness, loss of self-control and paranoia. In “Sonny’s Blues” we see a different type of addiction than what we see in “A River Runs Through It.” In “Sonny’s Blues” Sonny was addicted to heroine, a drug that triggers a release of dopamine into the brain.
An AA meeting may take one of several forms, typically at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drinking did to their lives and personalities. Individuals might also divulge what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today. A.A. groups have both open and closed meetings. Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and desire to stop drinking. Open meetings are available to anyone interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous program.
Alcoholics are often used in stories as comic relief, which to a person who grew up under the shadow of alcoholism, isn’t very funny at all. This point was to illustrate that people really don’t understand alcoholism for what it really is: a disease that has devastating effects on families for generations. Instead of directly countering those misconceptions, Sanders describes his upbringing in vivid detail. He describes his father’s behavior in a way that makes the reader appreciate that there comes a point where alcoholism is not really a matter of a person having a moral weakness, a lack of self-control, or is weak-willed. It’s a disease that robs people of their lives and of themselves.
George W. Plunkitt tries to make himself look better in the public eye by saying he doesn’t drink alcohol. He claims that successful politicians and business owners do not drink while people who drink alcohol aren't successful. He says that of all the great leaders of Tammany Hall, none of them drink. George W. Plunkitt says that there is nothing wrong with temperance when it comes to business as it allows people to get up in the morning while not feeling
There were many factors and long term causes that development in this tragic event. In 1929 the stock market crashed, triggering the worst depression ever in history. The economy was collapsing and United States was being to enter The Great Depression. When the Great Depression hit it was terrible period, and many people struggled to get by.
It is indicated that he already convinced himself, and was trying to convince others that alcoholism is just a foolish habit and he can stop it anytime he wished. The analysis of those around him, the places he visits, how he relates with his family members and the people at work brought out facts about his real life. This convinced him to attend the AA program. His brothers had also given up on him, and they did not care about him so long as he was employed and was not causing trouble at home. After and involvement with the researchers of the AA program, the brothers accepted that alcoholism is a disease, and that their brother needed
The days, and weeks passed and I found myself consuming alcohol more often for countless of reasons. My cravings developed to a point where I needed to drink to get myself through the morning, then more to get me through my classes. Alcohol was my motivation for any social activity, it was ruining my life, and yet I wouldn’t admit it to myself. I hid my addiction every instant of every day.
ALCOHOLISM How many times have you heard about the consequences of alcoholism? Have you taken them into account? Alcoholism is one of the major problems in society. People don’t take it so seriously but it actually is a disease. The effects of this disease are really serious.