Life is filled with ups and downs, but you need to push through and think of the positive things in your life, rather than focusing on the bad moments. Drinking can come from pressure, you always have the option to say no, but it’s up to you to make the right choice. Like Junior, I also worry about losing someone to drinking. My brother is in high school, and I know that some people start drinking at this very young age. On the weekends I always stay up until he gets home just to make sure he is ok. I trust him to make the right decision, but I know that people can be pressured to do things they aren’t very comfortable doing. “There are all kinds of addicts,I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.” (page 107) A reason kids drink is from stress from school. People think that drinking will make them feel better and all of their problems will go away. Drinking can come from depression, a lot of people drink because they are sad, they think it’s an escape from the real
They need to look after themselves and make sure that they do not fall into another addiction in the future. Alcoholism can increase family problems and cause relationships to break. Alcohol can act as a depressant and can cause a change in personality. It often causes divorce and effects children that have parents suffering from the addiction. The children can develop learning issues and behavioural problems. Their friends and family must be aware that they cannot drink so that they are never offered any alcohol in case they are tempted to try it. After rehab, the person must never drink again, even though it will be tough, family, friends and colleagues must motivate them to keep strong and strive to be sober and healthy thereafter. Rehabilitation is a long and draining process and can even ruin relationships. All consequences of alcoholism link with each other and all have effects which are
My mother and her brother grew up with an absent father, who was an alcoholic and would regularly lie to his family. Eventually, my grandmother kicked him out of her family (Stephanie Soler). Even though it was my grandmother’s choice to force him out of the household, it was his own fault for not being there for his kids. He could have chosen to quit drinking and be truthful to his family, but he let his addiction get the better of him and he faced the consequences. Growing up my mom “became very independent because she had a mom single supporting a family of three.” It also made her very sad and jealous of friends who had super awesome dads. As she relates to the story, “it really stressed out my mom and I was aware of how stressed out she was. Once I was six years old and I got super sick in the middle of the night and I did not wake her up because I did not want to cause any problems.” My mother then had to deal with her own mother's alcoholism by becoming "very independent. I made my own breakfast, I made my own lunch, I would get to school myself starting in kindergarten. I would catch the bus in the city of Chicago. It was insane. I couldn’t even read or tell time, but I would set an alarm for 7:30 and walk to the bus stop asking strangers when the bus came. I was five..” My mother was never angry at her father for not being there. All she wanted was for him to be there for her. She just wished she had the opportunity to meet him (Stephanie Soler).” My mother’s life had been disparate by the choices of her parents. Who knows if her life would have been better or worse, but it is clear that her life is drastically
There is a significant relationship between alcohol addiction and the story, Allegory of the Cave by Plato because they share many characteristics. The story refers to a state where people are chained to walls of a cave for the most of their lives. While these individuals wish so much to be cut off the bondage, they are unable to get out of it and instead find a way in which they may be comfortable in the situation that they are in. These people also see shadows of things that are projected on the wall. They are unable to see the actual things the way they appear, and they contend with the fact that that is the closest they will be able to see the actual representation of the things the way they appear outside. If such people were to come out of the cave, they will be able to see the actual things and will greatly relish the fact that they can have a whole new perspective on things. The same situation is what faces those people who are addicted to alcohol. Such people will be able to experience a whole new life that is different from what they are normally used to when they stop the addiction that they are
Children who are in the care of alcoholic parents suffer the idea of shutting out what they feel towards the events that go on around them. As the article “ Growing up with Alcoholism: alcoholism is a disease that affects the entire family” says, “They continue the role of being good or bad or funny or lost to keep
In “Under the Influence”, Scott Russell Sanders uses a variety of sentence lengths. A few of his sentences are very long, while most are medium or short in length. I would describe these sentences as somewhat poetic. They are very descriptive and help paint of picture of what life was like for Sanders and his father.
“Under The Influence: Paying the price of my father's booze” is an essay that was written by Scott Russell Sanders to describe his father drinking habit. In this essay, the author has used both comparisons and allegories to explain how his father’s drinking habit was very serious and how it affected his whole family. In addition, the essay describe explores the connection between excessive drinking and excessive working and compares the two. To start with, the author has talked about father’s extreme habit of alcohol drinking, stressing on the different changes his father showed every time he had a drink. Besides his father’s addiction in drinking, Sander has also talked about his lovely daughter who she also considers as an addict as well.
In the piece Under the Influence, Scott Sanders seems to have a few different main points. A lot of things that supported Sanders’ points were experiences that I’ve had. I don’t feel as though something is being argued in this piece, rather a showing of his childhood with the events and how they affected him to this day.
In Scott Russell Sanders “Under the Influence” is the story about the painful memories of the author’s childhood memories. The author’s experience of his father’s alcoholism is addressed right from the start. Throughout the entirety of the story, Sanders talks about the effect that his father’s drinking problem has on his family and how it is even effecting Sander’s children. Multiple times throughout the story, Sander’s explains how his father’s drinking problem created a lot of fear in Sanders family. Sander’s tells the reader that his father’s drunken behaviors did not only effect his father, but the entire family. Sanders explains during the story that his father’s emotions can quickly go from anger to peaceful. Sanders illiterates his
Scott Russell Sanders’ “Under the Influence” focuses on his life as the child of an alcoholic and how most people wouldn’t know his family was going through some of things they that they were because they carried themselves so well. The main focus he brings up in this article is that people don’t really know what goes on in an alcoholic home. Mr. Sanders also brings up how this influence has not only effected Sanders and his family, but also how it is affecting his own children. Sanders describes in one part as “playful, competent, and kind when sober” into a character he likens to a man who became “a stranger than, as fearful as any graveyard lunatic” when intoxicated (Sanders6).
The article is about a man talking what happen during his childhood. He had alcoholic parents which made him and his older sister
“Under the Influence” is Scott Russell Sanders’ recollection of his childhood burdens created by his alcoholic father. Through this essay, Sanders reveals the impact of alcoholism on himself, his father, their family as well as his own children. The following commentary will examine the various languages used in Sanders’ essay and the most significant as well as difficult aspect of this essay.
In the article “Under the Influence”, Scott Russell Sanders analyses the difficulty his family faced trying to cope up with his father, someone who valued his bottle too much. Sanders talks about his father’s addiction, which pertains to alcoholism, and how the same addiction affected him to an extent of influencing him too. He discusses the influence of his father’s addiction to his life, where he has developed an addiction of his own kind, one relating to work. Sanders opens up about his father’s character and compare it to the one he develops while intoxicated. In this vein, he introduces his father to the audience as “playful, competent and kind when sober” (Sanders 242). In a similar way, he introduces the other side of his father, the drunkard. Sanders holds that, his father transforms into “a stranger, who is as fearful as any graveyard lunatic” (Sanders 243). Sanders hints on how his father’s drunken habit transformed the environment around his family. He scribes on how a cloud of fear formed among his family members in instances where their father came home drunk.
The former English Professor, Scott Sanders published ‘Under The Influence” in 1991, it was a part of his prized collection labeled Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home that dealt with topics of his troublesome childhood. Sanders spent his early years of life growing up in a small city in Ohio with his alcoholic of a father, his mom, and his other siblings. Sanders proposed congregation for this essay is general . The piece as a whole is a personal story in the form of a diary that reveals the harsh emotions that the author endured as an effect of his father’s addiction while also pointing out the cause and effects that followed him throughout his life. Sanders uses definition, explanation, narration, and compare and contrast
Jane Jackson is a thirty year old caucasian female who has lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin her whole life. Growing up most of her family had different variations of drug and alcohol abuse, including her father. Lucky for Jane, this alcoholism did not make her father abusive towards her or anyone in her family. He was very high functioning and was still around, if a little intoxicated, for all of the important moments in her life. The drinking never truly bothered her until people had told her that it was supposed to when she got into high school. To her, her father's slurred speech and stumbling had been a normal in her life. Her Grandmother always had these “issues” before she died where she would spend days in bed and then days up and cooking