coalcoholism

co·al·co·hol·ism

(kō-al'kŏ-hol-izm'),
The constellation of attitudes, attributes, and behaviors of the person who enables the alcoholic that are necessary for the attainment of a symbiotic balance between alcoholic and coalcoholic.
See also: symbiosis.

co·al·co·hol·ism

(kō-al'kŏ-hol-izm)
The constellation of attitudes, attributes, and behaviors of the person who enables the alcoholic, which are necessary for the attainment of a symbiotic balance between alcoholic and coalcoholic.
See also: symbiosis
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In addition to examining alcoholism in, say, Sons and Lovers, we need to consider more fully all the implications of coalcoholism, the presence of related dependencies in the family system.
A student of coalcoholism is not surprised to discover that instead of rejoicing when she finds that he has sobered up, she is "overpowered," "down," and wants to die, because the only life she knows is blaming and being the victim.