It appears, based on this chart, that alcoholism is a larger problem in the red states than in the blue.
Ford founded the no-frills center near Palm Springs in 1982, after battling her own alcoholism and drug addiction.
Consuming yagé is believed to be a general cure-all for almost anything: cancer, depression, alcoholism, etc.
This replaces the older “alcohol abuse” and even older “alcoholism,” which has been out of favor among scientists for decades.
They divorced in 2005 after she accused him of child abduction, alcoholism, and physical abuse—charges he denied.
alcoholism, as a habit, is one of the worst dysgenic factors to reckon with.
Smith, I believe you once proposed to write an article on Climate and alcoholism.
Like alcoholism, this disease contributes to its own elimination, its victims do not survive many generations.
Thus it is not alcoholism or the craving for drink which is inherited.
Wine drinking is increasing as well as alcoholism, regardless of what the doctors try to prove.
"disease of alcohol addiction," 1852, from alcohol + -ism, or else from Modern Latin alcoholismus, coined in 1852 by Swedish professor of medicine Magnus Huss (1807-1890) to mean what we now would call "alcohol poisoning." In earlier times, alcoholism would have been habitual drunkenness or some such term.
alcoholism al·co·hol·ism (āl'kə-hô-lĭz'əm)
The compulsive consumption of and psychophysiological dependence on alcoholic beverages.
A chronic, progressive pathological condition, mainly affecting the nervous and digestive systems, caused by the excessive and habitual consumption of alcohol. Also called chronic alcoholism.
Temporary mental disturbance and muscular incoordination caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Also called acute alcoholism.
A progressive, potentially fatal disease characterized by the excessive and compulsive consumption of alcoholic beverages and physiological and psychological dependence on alcohol. Chronic alcoholism usually results in liver and other organ damage, nutritional deficiencies and impaired social functioning.
A chronic disease associated with the excessive and habitual use of alcohol; the disease, if left unattended, worsens and can kill the sufferer. Alcoholism is marked by physical dependency and can cause disorders in many organs of the body, including the liver (see cirrhosis), stomach, intestines, and brain. It is also associated with abnormal heart rhythms, with certain cancers, and, because of loss of appetite, with poor nutrition. The cause of alcoholism is very complicated and most often involves a mixture of physical, psychological, and possibly genetic factors.