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Introduction: Alcoholism

Description of Alcoholism

Alcoholism (medical condition): Alcoholism is the physical and mental addiction to alcohol. Prolonged abuse of alcohol caused both physical and mental conditions, and there are ...more

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Alcoholism: High dependence on excessive amounts of alcohol.

Alcoholism: 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.
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Alcoholism: A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4).
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Alcoholism: Related Topics

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Alcoholism as a Disease

Alcoholism (medical condition): See Alcoholism (disease information).
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Alcoholism: Related Diseases

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Alcoholism: Article Excerpts

For most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social activities. Moderate... (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

For most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social ... (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

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Alcoholism as a Symptom

Alcoholism (symptom): Type of Alcohol abuse.

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Alcoholism: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Alcoholism

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The following terms can be used for Alcoholism

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Hierarchical classifications of Alcoholism

The following list attempts to classify Alcoholism into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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  • drug addiction,white plague
  • addiction,dependence,dependency,habituation
  • physiological condition,physiological state
  • state

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