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noun as in alcohol abuse

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I am fully aware alcoholism can lead to bad choices, but he was raised better and is smarter than that.

Calling the medium of video games addictive is, as he said, like saying alcoholism is caused by bottles, not what’s in it.

From there, its use spread throughout Eastern Europe as a generalized medical treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from alcoholism and depression to motion sickness and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The disgraced reporter, who is struggling with alcoholism, loses her job.

At a disciplinary hearing a year later, a judge ruled that her alcoholism and mental health posed a “substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public” and suspended Dwyer-Jones from practicing law for a year.

This replaces the older “alcohol abuse” and even older “alcoholism,” which has been out of favor among scientists for decades.

One interpretation suggests he is the embodiment of whisky, a lewd allusion to a tenured tradition of Scottish alcoholism.

Consuming yagé is believed to be a general cure-all for almost anything: cancer, depression, alcoholism, etc.

Do you have any history of dealing with alcoholism, or abuse?

It appears, based on this chart, that alcoholism is a larger problem in the red states than in the blue.

It must be borne in mind that chronic alcoholism makes a number of serious organic diseases run a latent course.

Wounds of the head, alcoholism, and epilepsy are prominent factors in the production of circular insanity.

Where it comes on without obvious cause there is commonly a bad family history of nervousness or alcoholism.

Already you have a semi-comic "gold-cure" for alcoholism, and you have heard of the geophagism of certain African tribes.

For cases of alcoholism in the earlier stages there is but little difficulty.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alcoholism, such as: addiction, alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, alcohol dependence, substance abuse, and problem drinking.

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