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The Effects of Alcohol

Junior's family is devastated by the effects of alcohol and it's apparent that he realizes alcohol to be the cause. His grandmother is killed by a drunk driver. Arnold's best friend Eugene is shot in the face by a friend when the two men are apparently arguing over the last drink in a bottle. The friend is so drunk he doesn't realize what he's done for days and when he does, he kills himself. Perhaps the most tragic example of the devastation is seen in the death of Junior's sister, Mary. Mary leaves the Reservation in search of dreams of her own. Junior is proud of her for taking that step and even prouder when Mary announces her plans to finish a book by summer. But Mary and her husband host a party at which there is a lot of drinking. Arnold says he isn't...

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