alcoholism alcoholism  /ˈæl kə ˌhɔ ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824385.htm
    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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Quotes

  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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