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Definition of the noun alcoholism

What does alcoholism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alcoholisms

  1. 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. an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Alternative definition of the noun alcoholism


  1. [pathology] A chronic disease caused by addiction to alcohol, leading to a deterioration in health and social functioning.
  2. [pathology] Acute alcohol poisoning.


  1. "Alcoholism" is a book by Ebbe Hoff.
    • also known as "Alcoholism: the hidden addiction"
  2. "Alcoholism" is a book by Douglas Baker.
  3. "Alcoholism" is a book by Wayne Poley.
    • also known as "Alcoholism: a treatment manual"
  4. "Alcoholism" is a book by David J. Pittman.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcoholism

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1997)


How we will determine whether your drug addiction or alcoholism is a contributing factor material to the determination of disability. (a) General. If we find that you are disabled and have medical evidence of your drug ...

Google previewThe Alcoholic Society (1993)

Addiction and Recovery of the Self by Norman Kent Denzin

alcoholism is an incurable illness and disease; (2) alcoholism is an illness and disease...

Google previewAlcohol and a Drug Free Nation (2014)

by Kwajaffa A. Danny

Infecting the world, alcoholism is a major problem that goes masked through the world that we live today. It has been streaming through the veins of life called society. It is a real thing that goes throughout this world like a parasite, eating at the ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1983)

How we will determine whether your drug addiction or alcoholism is a contributing factor material to the determination of disability. (a) General. If we find that you are disabled and have medical evidence of your drug ...

Google previewAlcohol and Substance Abuse (2003)

A Handbook for Clergy and Congregations by Stephen P. Apthorp

Though there is now ample empirical evidence proving alcoholism is an illness caused by hereditary and physiological factors,

Google previewPsychology (2013)

Themes and Variations, Briefer Version by Wayne Weiten

Alcoholism is a major problem in most— perhaps all—societies. It destroys countless lives, tears families apart, and is associated with an elevated risk for a variety of physical ailments (Johnson & AitDaoud, 2005). With roughly 15 million ...

Google previewThe Neo-Stalinist State (1994)

Class, Ethnicity, and Consensus in Soviet Society by Victor Zaslavsky

Hence alcoholism is an important prop for the status quo. Drunkenness...

Google previewStudy Guide to Accompany Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Third Edition (2010)

by Bob Garrett, Beth Powell

Alcoholism is a good model for studying drug addiction. Many of the addictive drugs have very similar effects in...

Furthermore, alcoholism is the most problematic addiction in our society. Its use is linked to violence, traffic accidents, and other ...

Google previewManual of Community Health Nursing (2012)

by I Clement

Alcoholism is a state of excessive consumption of alcohol and getting addicted to it. It is to be understood that taking alcohol once a while or using it for medicinal purposes cannot be said as a social problem, people who start using ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Psychology (2004)

Alcoholism Treatment: Pharmacological Approaches 5. Psychiatric and Medical Complications 6. Alcoholism Treatment: Behavioral Approaches 7. Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism 8.

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

In an unfortunate and possibly random cellular twist, the gene that determines secretor status is located on the same part of the DNA as a suspected gene for alcoholism. Nonsecretors seem to be prone to alcoholism1, and, oddly enough, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2012)

Volume 22: Science and Medicine by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson

Alcoholism. “Ambivalence,” the label social scientists most often apply to American attitudes toward alcohol, fits southerners particularly well. Extremes of opinion and practice can be found in practically any southern community, with teetotalers ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Native American Movements (2008)

by Todd Leahy, Raymond Wilson

As rates of alcohol consumption continue to rise, one of the growing problems on the nation's various reservations is Indian alcoholism. Developing alongside the trade in alcohol during the colonial period was the stereotype of the “drunken ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

See alcoholism. alcohol-related birth defect (ARBD). any birth defect in the newborn due to the use of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy. See fetal alcohol syndrome. alcohol sensitization. See sensitization. alcohol syndrome. See fetal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (2009)

by Gary L. Fisher, Nancy A. Roget

With NCADD playing a key role, the American Medical Association defined alcoholism in 1952 and, in 1956, passed a landmark resolution declaring that chronic alcoholism should not bar admission to a hospital and that the alcoholic should ...

Google previewAlcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

A Historical Encyclopedia by David M. Fahey, Jon S. Miller

The residue of these attitudes continues to factor into the debate over how to define alcoholism. Additional disagreements with the dis- ease model are offered by a variety of scholars and practitioners favoring a perspective that regards ...

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Quotes about Alcoholism

If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue. (Samuel Butler)
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Scrabble value of A1L1C3O1H4O1L1I1S1M3

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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