She uses words like “rope, gun, plague, waste” to captivate the audience into becoming emotionally invested into her essay. These words are intended to appeal to her audience’s sympathies and appeal to protective instincts in parents. Parents and caregivers experiencing these urges will feel the need to become involved in protecting and nurturing these debilitated children and teenagers. By hooking them in emotionally, she is now able to convince her audience with hard hitting facts and uncomfortable truths.
Sheff uses anecdotes and emotional appeal in order to give a new point of view on addiction. Similarly, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch use emotional appeal and contrast of perspective in I Will Always Write Back to convey the message that standard of living should not limit a person’s capabilities. While the purposes of the two are vastly diverse, similar rhetorical strategies still assisted the memoirs in conveying their respective
This paragraph appeals to the pathos of the reader due to the nature of this topic. Most readers may begin to feel bad because more likely than not, they hold the same beliefs that have hurt these women; “opioids are bad, people that use opioids are
He does a commendable job of avoiding prejudicial tropes of the era and does not demonize the drugs themselves, noting that the drug “was neither diabolical nor divine” (63). By outlining the physical, psychological, and social effects of addiction, Stevenson presents a realistic portrayal of this problem without demonizing the person suffering from addiction, and in couching as a metaphor he successfully avoids exploiting addicts as well. The narrative, especially at the time of its publication, was suspenseful, terrifying, and enthralling, and though these elements may not have aged well as the work seems rather tame by today’s standards, the story of addiction has only increased in
When people take these synthetic heroin pills, they do not feel as though it is a drug addiction as much as it is a way for them to deal with pain, over-stimulation, and as a tranquilizer. Today, we are currently facing an epidemic with drug addiction and continuously trying to solve the problem with a war on drugs. “The U.S. spends about $51 billion a year enforcing the war on drugs, and arrests nearly 1.5 million people for drug violations, according to Drug Policy Alliance, a drug policy reform group” (Ferner). Since the United States spends so much money on this epidemic, the numbers should start to go down, but it is instead doing the opposite. It is easy to figure out the numbers through doctors, “Increases in prescription drug misuse over the last
Opioids are a prescription medication involving various forms of drugs, it can benefit patients as little as a few minutes, however, it can be extremely dangerous to patients without self-control. Morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl are used for many different medical uses until companies started to combine these four ingredients into one small simple pill. The pill reduces chronic pain from a body in a matter of minutes taking a minimum dosage. The company that produces Opioids have discovered that for the most part opioids are healthier and safer than any other medications. Like other medications, opioids can also have its side effects too such as; sedation restlessness, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, constipation and much more.
Ellen Hopkins’ Crank is an epic poem geared toward warning young people of the various consequences of using dangerous drugs. However important its message, it provides a single story, a stereotypical tale influenced by pop culture about addiction and the people it affects. In the poem, the heroine, Kristina Snow, gets addicted to methamphetamines, otherwise known as “crank”. Her life takes a downward turn that includes pregnancy and dropping out of school. The poem depicts just one experience with drug abuse and links it to what is perceived to be the most likely thing to happen if you get addicted to drugs, providing a false single story for the young people it targets.
He/she must feel compelled to completely change their lifestyle and work every day to complete their task. The next thing a recovering addict must do is explore treatment options to help cope with the stress and feelings that may happen. Another way an addict can recover is by reaching out for support from family, friends, or therapist. Lastly, the addict needs to base their new life on a meaningful addiction free life. He/she must always focus on obtaining their goal to ensure they will be addiction free.
It becomes a part of them and they feel they require it to survive. Louie often headed down this same path, however he continued to trudge on because he believed “A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain” (35). With the same mindset, lives can be turned around and faced down a better path. Addicts must find hope in themselves to overcome their challenge and work towards a brighter
Underlying Causes: The increase in the sale of opioids is considered to be the root of the opioid crisis, as the drugs have been proven to be highly addictive. An addiction to prescriptive opioids, however, can lead to an addiction to synthetic, illegal opioids, such as heroine or fentanyl, which are less expensive and easier to acquire. In fact, in their journal article, “Associations of nonmedical pain reliever use and initiation of heroin use in the United States” Pradip Muhuri and associates discovered that “the recent (12 months preceding interview) heroin incidence rate was 19 times higher among those who reported prior nonmedical prescription pain reliever (NMPR) use than among those who did not (0.39 vs. 0.02 percent)” (Muhuri et. al). In other words, abusing prescription opioids significantly raises the chances of abusing illicit drugs, such as heroin.
Shocking numbers such as the 200,000 people that have died from opioid overdoses were only amplified when broken down further to show that 46,000 of those deaths happened in 2016. Then he glosses over the temporary solution that has been enacted in which federal and state governments are restricting access to opioids, only to condemn it. He states that “The new policies are choking off access to the medications for some of the 87.5 million chronic-pain patients who take them according to their prescriptions and don't misuse them,” and then quickly relates it back to Deluca’s story, drawing out the reader’s
I believe that the piece “‘The Pills are everywhere’:How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims” is credible, after examining the article. The piece opens up the argument on the issue now surrounding parents struggling with addiction; their children. Their safety is in question, and this article, written by Julie Turkewitz, brings this issue to light. Turkewitz uses facts such as the total deaths of minors by opioid poisoning since 2015, but she also tells the story of Penny Mae Cormani, 1, and her family's response to the death of their daughter. She hears Penny’s grandmother, who gives her direct quotes for the article.
NAMI & Active Minds join us to discuss how they help students living w/ mental illness or addiction on college campuses Join us tonight for Many Pathways: Addiction as we share art, resources, and recovery stories from addiction Kevin Shird shares how he went from drug dealer to community leader in his book "Lessons of Redemption" Colleges often lack resources to handle the onset of addiction or mental illness among students. Susan Pompa of NCAAD-MD is our moderator for Many Pathways: Addiction Vickie L. Walters of Reach Health Services will share her expertise on substance abuse treatment at Many Pathways: Addiction Kevin Shird 's "Lessons of Redemption" presents a case for incorporating compassion as a solution to the drug war Thank
Sean Mukherji Professor Cameron Young English 103 September 29, 2015 Rhetorical Analysis Smoking has caused the largest epidemic in diseases such as, lung , mouth, liver, and heart cancers and can abnormally deteriorate precious bodily functions. Cigarettes and tobacco related products have addictive chemicals ,” for instance Nicotine, which make it unquestionably difficult creating a roadblock to depart from ones addiction and dependence. Through deductive reasoning we can conclude that if smoking causes numerous cancerous diseases, people who smoke have will have cancer. Through antismoking advertisements we can also examine how alluring many surface parameters can be for example, facial expressions, focal point, items, and juxtaposition.