alcoholism alcoholism  /ˈæl kə ˌhɔ ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
  2. (n) an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess


  1. Most physicians are convinced that alcoholism is, at bottom, a psychological disorder.
  2. For years, evidence has been accumulating that alcoholism is at least in part an inherited disease.
  3. From the rubble of a wasted life, he overcame alcoholism and founded the 12-step program that has helped millions of others do the same.


  1. NIAAA Acting Director Talks About Alcoholism with Al-Anon Family Groups

    In the newest podcast from Al-Anon, the Acting Director of the NIAAA talks about the impact of a person’s alcoholism on others, and the misperceptions surrounding alcoholism despite current research. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Lawyer: Brewster man attacked cabbie because of PTSD, alcoholism

    The young Southeast filmmaker who attacked a Muslim taxi driver in Manhattan was plagued by alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder after recently returning from Afghanistan, his lawyer said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. How alcoholism plays on the big screen

    We take a look at some of the films that have treated themes of alcoholism and addiction.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

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  1. Sebastian, the elder son of millionaire Nicholas Horsley, described a childhood full of "atheism, alcoholism and insanity."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Sebastian Horsley Source: The Associated Press

  2. "When I mentioned that I wanted to be a star, my mother thought I was nuts," Hutton recalled. "I thought if I became a star and got us out of poverty, she would quit drinking. I didn't know (alcoholism) was a disease; nobody did. There was no...
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Betty Hutton Source: MSNBC

  3. "I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems," Foley said in a statement released in Florida by his attorney, David Roth.
    on Oct 2, 2006 By: Mark Foley Source: FOXNews

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