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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One of the first hurdles for these kids to overcome is regaling each other with "drunkalogues," bragging about who has been the worst user.
He refuses to go to AA meetings, declaring he has nothing in common with "a bunch of yokels giving drunkalogues" (310), but he eventually realizes that all addicts are equal.