coalcoholic

co·al·co·hol·ic

(kō'al-kŏ-hol'ik),
1. The person(s) who enables an alcoholic by assuming responsibilities on the alcoholic's behalf, minimizing or denying the problem drinking, or making amends for the alcoholic's behavior.
See also: splinting.
2. Pertaining to the coalcoholic or to coalcoholism.
See also: splinting.

co·al·co·hol·ic

(kō-al'kŏ-hol'ik)
1. The person who enables an alcoholic person by assuming responsibilities on the alcoholic's behalf, minimizing or denying the problem drinking, or making amends for the alcoholic's behavior.
See also: codependent
2. Pertaining to the coalcoholic or to coalcoholism.
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Susan, like Helen, emerges as a classic coalcoholic or codependent, but with more severe pathology and less hope.