Alcohol is nothing without someone to drink it and the substance changes lives for many who partake; a glimpse into the impact of alcohol on humanity.
Drinking and Driving: Stricter Laws Needed to Prevent Drunk Driving
According to CDC.gov, “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.” With this resulting in a death every fifty-one minutes, driving under the influence is harming more people than we know. Because drinking and driving is becoming a national epidemic that is affecting the lives of people who don’t or can’t drive, stricter laws must be passed to prevent it.Peyton Morris
For the Grace of God Go I
“For the grace of God go I,” is my mom’s favorite saying. It means “Don’t judge because at the roll of a dice it could be you.” My mother isn’t a particularly religious woman, I mean unless vodka is a religion, but this saying was said throughout my childhood like a prayer.Rebecca Buckland
I'm An Alcoholic
Hi, my name is Iria, I’m an alcoholic. This is a piece on why you do not offer a sober person alcohol in any manner. You do not bring alcohol to the house of an alcoholic who doesn’t want alcohol to exist on the inside of the house. This is a rule of my house. I do not drink alcohol anymore. I am no longer an alcoholic after all. I also got rid of the pot smoking boyfriend, and the pot-smoking friend who thinks that keeps her stable as a rapid cycler.Iria Vasquez-Paez
Sunday Nights Used to Be for the Family
Alcohol—it's a common thing to be present in the house for most American families. Many children have seen their parents drink, perhaps have a beer after a long day at work or even a glass of red wine with dinner as the family joins together to talk about their day.
From an early age, we are trained to always be working towards “becoming someone.” To know how to answer the question of what we want to be when we grow up.
Stone. Cold. Sober
I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to be really honest with me. Really honest, not white lie: "Things are okay. I’m not really in emotional turmoil, honest." I mean take a good hard look at yourself and then answer. Okay.Frances McAdam
10 Signs You're a Lightweight
I'm the biggest lightweight ever. I'm always the first one to be drunk, the first one to finish having drinks, and the only one who can never participate in drinking games. People see being a lightweight as the worst, because you can't enjoy a whole lot of alcohol. But that doesn't bother me, or some of us lightweights. Want to know why? We don't blow all of our money on so much alcohol! We'll spend $15 max and it's enough drinks to get us feeling great throughout the night.Jacqueline Hanikeh
He Chose the Beer
It was 3 months into the relationship when he told me he drank a 6 pack every night after we got off the phone. I was high when he told me. So was he. We were in Seattle. It was legal. And I didn't know I'd been dating a user or else I would not have been high.Michele Miller
School was officially over for the summer and I was ready for the much anticipated, best holidays with my best friends. At newly 14, I was thrilled at the thought of no school for a whole six weeks, with copious amounts of lie-ins, spontaneous shopping trips to the capital on the train (as our mothers would hate to drop us off with the heavy traffic and minimal parking) and visits to the nail bar and tattoo shop—making the most of having our noses pierced to keep up with the trend and the longest, sparkliest acrylic nails, as we were off school and had no policies to follow concerning our appearance.
Sassy and Sober
When you mention the word “alcoholic,” the first image that comes to mind is often that of an old man sitting on a park bench, wearing fingerless gloves and swigging whiskey from a brown paper bag.
Saying Goodbye To Alcohol
I speak from a place of personal and heartfelt experiences in which I have seen the effects of alcohol, both short term and long term.Cherry Cola
When a Drunk Driver Crashes into Your Living Room (While You're in It)
Everyone has that one crazy night in college. Mine is just a little different. My roommate Paul, his girlfriend Miranda, and I had just gotten home from a night out. We (being responsible young adults) took the local shuttle bus to the downtown area where we enjoyed a couple drinks. After arriving home at 1:55 AM, we went inside and sat down in our living room. Five minutes later, a middle-aged (irresponsible) woman apparently wanted to join us and crashed her Mercedes into our living room.David ParksPublished 6 years ago in Proof