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Synonyms for alcoholism
ˈæl kə hɔˌlɪz əm, -hɒ-al·co·holism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alcoholism, alcohol addiction, inebriation, drunkennessnoun

    habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

    drinking, inebriety, alcohol addiction, dipsomania, inebriation, potomania, intoxication, drink, insobriety, drunkenness, boozing, crapulence, tipsiness

  2. dipsomania, alcoholism, potomanianoun

    an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

    dipsomania, alcohol addiction, drunkenness, inebriation, potomania

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. alcoholism

    Alcohol dependence DSM-III-R 303.90, dependent drinking

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  1. Anthony Hopkins:

    Forty-seven years ago, I was in a desperate situation, in despair, and uh, probably not long to live, and I just had to realize there was something really wrong with me. But I didn’t realize it was a kind of condition – a mental, physical, emotional condition called alcoholism or addiction.

  2. Ben Affleck:

    Ultimately my responsibility as an actor is an honest performance and having had that particular experience and knowing about alcoholism made me feel more confident sort of going,' Okay, this is sort of how this would feel and that would feel,' but the character suffers a terrible personal loss that I couldn't imagine. And that was scary because I didn't want to even think about it.

  3. Ligia Kiss:

    Staff of post-trafficking services often don't feel equipped to deal with mental health problems, especially with situations involving suicidal intent and alcoholism.

  4. Eric Dane:

    To have secrets and to have to live keeping those secrets from people, i've certainly had my struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health, and I know what it's like to have to put up a facade and have an external experience not match the internal experience. I felt like that was my strongest asset in trying to articulate what the guy's going through.

  5. Samuel Butler:

    If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.

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