drunkalogue


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drunkalogue

(drŭngk′ŭ-lŏg) [Fm drunk + (di)alogue]
A colloquial term for a personal history of one's addiction to alcohol and its consequences, often recited at a meeting with other alcoholics. The recital is often used for therapeutic purposes, e.g., it defines the speaker as an alcoholic and details the ways in which alcoholism has harmed or continues to harm the person seeking freedom from its effects.
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What a drunkalogue lacks is any sense of personal ownership binding together the discrete events.
With every pint that was sunk, there came a different and cherished drunkalogue in memory of the man himself.
The problem,'' said Winfrey, ``are all the other thousands of alcoholic authors who have been submitting liquor-drenched and cocaine-stained drunkalogues to my staff.