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(1) Relating to alcohol.
(2) Referring to a condition induced by prolonged exposure to ethanol.
(1) A person suffering from alcoholism.
(2) A person who has a subjective awareness of the compulsion to drink, exhibits prominent drink-seeking behaviour, becomes tolerant to alcohol, and has obvious physical, psychological and social problems related thereto. Addicted drinkers are susceptible to withdrawal symptoms following cessation or reduction in alcohol intake and thus use alcohol to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
alcoholicadjective Referring to any condition induced by prolonged exposure to ethanol noun A person suffering from alcoholism, see there.
Patient discussion about alcoholic
Q. Alcoholism Steve 26 yr old suffered with bi-polar and the related drugs that eventually lead to his over dose. He died in where he felt a connection to the intellectual environment. After suffering with Steve for so many years, I am convinced that this disease is genetic; his grandmother also suffered with drug addiction and a mental disorder, but had that gene that must have been inherited by Steve. Any one in the area of mental health and genetic engineering Research? We want to set up or get involved with public awareness on the devastation of this disease which kills 100+ thousands in this country each year; yet society treats it as a social problem -- The advancement of mental research has been slow almost medieval -- Please help. No one, no family should have to suffer the way my beautiful son suffered and who had so much to give to humanity.
Q. ALCOHOLISM what effect does it have on the digestive system?
Alcohol is well known to damage the pancreas and the liver, important parts of the digestive tract.
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Q. alcoholism I am 17 years old and I love to drink alcohol. I go out partying and drinking every night with my friends. How can I tell if I am an alcoholic or just like to drink?