Alexie said many of his friends have died from alcohol abuse, and it is devastating the Native American society who as a result suffers from the highest suicide rate among any ethnic group in the United States. People are liable to turn to alcoholism because of things that are happening in their lives; because of that, it is important to be aware of how other people are doing. Caring leads to an environment which is open and
Cherry’s boyfriend constantly gets drunk and mistreats her. Socs have money to spare, but Greasers have to work to survive. Greasers are constantly jumped by Socs that are just trying to find something to do. Socs have trouble being very emotional, while Greasers are overly emotional. For example, when Johnny dies, Darry freaks out, as he does quite often, and has the police kill him, while, when Bob dies, Randy says "it's the
Heroin overdoses are no stranger to the streets of Huntington, WV. The opioid based drug Fentanyl is taking lifes left and right! The local WV DHHR stated that they are currently over budget for Overdose deaths this year, costing more than 2 million dollars. It is a sad day when our own government is over budget 7 months into the year. Huntington, WV has been the host for the most drug overdoses in all of the United States so far this year.
“It is about ending the incredible despair that exists in many parts of this country where – as a result of unemployment and low wages, suicide, drugs and alcohol – millions of Americans are now dying, in an ahistorical way, at a younger age than their parents (Sanders).” Suicide, drugs, and alcohol are all hard hitting subjects to most, especially suicide. And the fact that he mentions young Americans are succumbing to these things evokes pathos because children are seen more innocent and untouched by society than adults. Therefore, seeing a child, adolescent, or young adult succumb to any of the previously mentioned things would be devastating for most to hear and see.
The bad effects of Agent Orange still affect millions of Americans and Vietnamese, directly and indirectly. It causes cancers, birth defects and other disabilities such as Parkinson disease. Approximately 2 million people are still suffering. (Make Agent Orange History) “And victims yet unborn.” (Agent Orange Record) Results of this chemical may skip a generation and reappear in subsequent generations. So, Agent Orange will continue to poison unborn generation.
The Power of Addiction: Society’s Lack of Alcoholism Recognition Society has taken a blind eye to the extent of how alcohol affects the lives of many people, in fact, nearly eighty-eight thousand Americans die of alcohol related deaths every year (Social Effects of Alcoholism). Have it be noted that even though alcohol in controlled amounts can be safe and pleasurable, excessive intake of it can cause addiction, or more specifically, alcoholism. Particularly, alcoholism can be traced to the roots of many issues in society, such as drunk-driving, physical and sexual abuse, medical problems, et cetera. There is no shadow of a doubt that alcoholism is a highly complex and controversial issue that is often overlooked, which often increases the
Shootings in the United States have turned into an expensive illicit relationship. From the cost of medical care, investigations, and in many cases death. The evaluated cost could be in the billions every year. There has been an expansion in thefts in numerous areas, school shootings, and even suicide that involves the use of firearms. The current laws and regulations in place appear to be too weak.
One of the most dangerous issues with air pollution is dust and soot. “African-Americans are about three times as likely to die from exposure to it” than the general population (Stein). Polluted air can destroy the ozone layer that protects us from the sun. The solution is applying and enforcing government regulations on pollution. I find it ironic that the air that you breathe in order to live can kill you.
Hazing has been an issue for over two thousand years. Throughout the history Hazing has been a major problem, as for those who endure it, it’s a very horrible experience. Some think of it as an initiation or a ritual, some think of it as abuse. Hazing now days, is one of the fastest rising problems in America as well as in other countries. Hazing has caused many deaths and left others with psychological problems.
The recent increase of hate group activity has led up to a more dystopian society considering that utopian is a society in which everyone is equal. The drastic increase in drugs and drug addiction contributes to the downward spiral of living in a dystopian society. The effects of drugs can negatively impact a users health, which can often lead to sickness, disease or death. As well as drugs, violence in the United States is also increasing. It can cause PTSD in young children and babies that have experienced violence inside a household.