In the Elegiac Addict Angela Garcia argues that far from inducing recovery, medical and juridical understandings and approaches to addiction trap addicts into the painful past and moral dilemma, perpetuating the addiction and making relapse inevitable. Present medical definition treats addiction as a “Chronic health problem, not a moral failing or a social problem”, liberating the addicts from self-guilt and the social judgments based on morality. On the other hand, by emphasizing the chronicity, it produces the sense of hopelessness among the addicts and the belief that addiction is inevitably repetitive and endless. According to Alma, the woman author followed for part of her life, illustrates this point by pointing out that “the clinic didn’t
The Catcher in The Rye should not be banned because the main character, Holden Caulfield, is a fictional character that teens can relate with. The teenage angst experienced throughout the novel is similar the daily life of some teens. They too are at the edge of childhood fighting the immense pressures of adulthood. One example is when Holden was speaking to his sister, Phoebe, he said to her that he pictures thousands of kids running around in a field of rye while he waits at the edge of a cliff, so he can catch them before they run off’ (Salinger). Teens can identify with this protector role with many of their younger siblings and family members.
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.
This essay will tackle the topic of substance use disorder as a psychology topic. The film that will be reviewed for the topic is 28 Days. This is a film written by Susannah Grant and written by Betty Thomas. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a columnist for a New York newspaper (Thomas). In the film, Bullock acts as Gwen Cummings, an alcoholic forced to attend rehab for 28 days.
Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com.proxy151.nclive.org/apps/doc/H1420096909/LitRC?u=ncliverockcc&sid=LitRC&xid=706af6fe. Accessed 11 Feb. 2018. Originally published in The Languages of Addiction, edited by Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford, St. Martin's Press, 1999, pp. 175-192. Tackach, James.
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.
Within the text The Addict by Katherine Fleming it addresses several serious ideas and issues within Australian society. Fleming has conveyed these ideas through several structural and language conventions in order to convey her own values and beliefs around these issues. In The Addict We hear from the author and testimonials from Heath, A recovering addict and her interviewee. This article has been written for an Australian audience and was published in a state-wide newspaper called “The West Australian” and is distributed both digitally and physically. I find that Fleming uses The Addict as a way to attempt to tackle several major issues facing the average young Australian population.
Drug addiction is a constant war. It is a battle being fought between oneself, possibly family, friends but always, the drug. Yet for anyone that is struggling, there is hope. Despite our differences, there will always be a path to recovery. In “Water by the Spoonful”, Quiara Alegría Hudes incorporates several strategies and tactics through various character’s agencies and symbolism to ultimately create a piece that centers recuperation.
In the poem “My Brother At 3 A.M”, Natalie Diaz highlights the importance of how being addicted to drugs can damage how someone acts through the use of hyperbole, imagery and metaphors. Natalie used hyperbole to illustrate how drugs can make someone hallucinate and
Have you ever lost someone you loved or was important in your life? Well Junior has, he has lost many people in his life. He has gone to a total of 42 funerals in his lifetime and he is only 14. You will find out more about Junior in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Most of the people Junior has lost were due to alcohol.
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
Addiction is the reliance on a routine. There are many addictive stages. Addiction, as it comes along, becomes a way of life. The persistent use of the substance causes to the user serious physical or psychological problems and dysfunctions in major areas of his or her life. The drug user continues to use substances and the compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences, and tries to systematically avoid responsibility and reality, while he or she tends to isolate himself/herself from others because of guilt and pain (Angres, & Bettinardi-Angres, 2008).
This is done in an attempt to provide background information for the imminent discussion. In addition to that, a brief outline will be provided of the Ecological Systems Theory so as to provide a clear understanding of the theory that has to be applied to the Movie. Finally, an examination will be made of the Microsystem as it relates to the addicted character in the movie. In constructing this paper, it is hoped that the reader will be able to garner a more comprehensive understanding of the effect an individual’s environment has on shaping not only that individual but the choices that they have available to them and are able to make and also on the overall outcome of their lives.
It is therefore vital to carefully define each variable and its relationship to another. The dependent variable, the Perception of Consequences of Substance abuse, is broken down into three dimensions: (D1) Substance abuse leads to aggression in behavior; (D2) Over consumption of Marijuana and alcohol leads to addiction which results in substance abuse; (D3) substance abuse increases anxiety among individuals. Whereas, Perception is defined as the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses to create a mental image, Consequences are defined as a result or effect of an action or condition done by individual, Substance refers to drugs like alcohol and marijuana which are the part of this research, and Abuse is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. The independent variable consists of three dimensions: (D1) student’s current major course of study at Monmouth (D2) if the individual has any health-related concerns (D3) Biological gender of the student M/F. Through the detailed knowledge of the independent and dependent variables, it is now understood that their relationship forms the main hypothesis of this study, that is, the perception of Monmouth University Criminal Justice major students will be different from those of non-criminal justice