alcohol addiction


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alcohol addiction 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
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  • Carl Jung
    “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”


In literature:

He was active, industrious, enjoyed good health, and was not addicted to alcoholics.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Can alcoholism and drug addiction be separated from mental and physical disorders?
"Broken Homes" by Joanna C. Colcord
The patient was addicted to the excessive use of alcohol and cocaine and is considered to be a sexual pervert.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
Daniel Webster was addicted to an over-indulgence in alcohol, likewise Thomas Marshall and the elder Booth.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
Drug addicts and alcoholics are isolated whenever possible.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
A man who had forsworn both alcohol and drugs until well into his third decade of life, he was now hopelessly addicted to both.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Nothing can be much more pitiful than the spectacle of a youngster led into an alcoholic addiction through the influence of older men.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
While the European suffers more from liver disease than the native, the latter is less addicted to alcoholic drinks and pork.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Much of what has been said with regard to alcoholism finds ready application to the treatment of drug addictions.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
What is true for the alcoholic craving can be just as true for addictions of all kinds and particularly for drug addictions.
"Religion And Health" by James J. Walsh

In news:

Join Central Standard Friday as our movie critics Russ Simmons of KKFI and Fox 4 News, Loey Lockerby of the Kansas City Star, and Eric Melin of and discuss the portrayal of alcohol addiction in cinema.
The drugs, acamprosate (marketed as Campral) and naltrexone (ReVia), are both non-addictive themselves and don't make users sick when mixed with alcohol .
Adrian "Buddy" King of York, a former member of the Magnificent Men, has a new CD after overcoming alcohol addiction.
After years of watching Wolstenholme's alcohol addiction worsen, drummer Dominic Howard admits he and frontman Matt Bellamy staged an intervention and offered him an ultimatum of either getting clean or leaving the group.
Treating alcoholics greatly reduces the financial burden their addiction places on their families, according to a small new study.
Could it be that "almost alcoholics " are simply garden-variety alcoholics whose addiction hasn't yet progressed to the deep end of the pool.
I have always thought that drinking in the context of a religious service removed the "forbidden fruit" aspects of alcohol and made alcohol addiction less likely.
Larger than Jones, was "a neighborhood bully who was a drug addict, an alcoholic," Jones' public defender George Vedros said.
While being questioned by Hrko about the plea agreement, Harvey stated that she did not have any addictions to drugs, alcohol or gambling, and that the money had not been spent on drugs.
At the time, she said, her husband was addicted to alcohol enemas .
Tammy Jean Warner said her husband, Michael Warner, 58, not only had a longtime alcohol problem but had been addicted to enemas since he was a child.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program for men and women struggling with alcoholism, addictions, and other self-defeating behaviors, meets every Friday.
The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services also runs 12 addiction treatment centers across New York.
Ford also struggled with an addiction to painkillers and alcohol.
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer announced today that she has entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment of a chemical and alcohol dependency addiction.