Examples of alcoholism in a Sentence
a treatment center for those suffering from alcoholism
Recent Examples of alcoholism from the Web
Her first marriage, to Paul Donnelly, was marred by his alcoholism and womanizing.
May that child inherit Caleb’s computer skills and Hanna’s sense of humor (but not Ashley Marin’s unacknowledged alcoholism).
Or ask how many marriages, now afflicted by alcoholism, will be afflicted by drug abuse when drugs become legal.
Patients with opioid addiction last year were eight times more likely than people without addiction to have alcoholism, nearly seven times as likely to have suicidal ideation and more than twice as likely to suffer from depression.
The nonprofit group now offers residential recovery services for veterans struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse.
There was a lot to fear in his childhood home, from violence, to alcoholism, to reservation parties that combined both.
Sarkisian credited an ESPN commentary about New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia's alcoholism for prompting him to seek treatment for his problem.
Another is that its owner has battled alcoholism, cancer and the loss of his home and come out on top.
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First Known Use of alcoholism
ALCOHOLISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alcoholism for English Language Learners
: a medical condition in which someone frequently drinks too much alcohol and becomes unable to live a normal and healthy life
ALCOHOLISM Defined for Kids
Definition of alcoholism for Students
: continued, uncontrolled, and greater than normal use of alcoholic drinks accompanied by physical and mental dependence on alcohol
Medical Definition of alcoholism
1: continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks
2: a chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to psychological and physical dependence or addiction ◆Alcoholism is typically characterized by the inability to control alcoholic drinking, impairment of the ability to work and socialize, tendency to drink alone and engage in violent behavior, neglect of physical appearance and proper nutrition, alcohol-related illness (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver), and moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms (such as irritability, anxiety, tremors, insomnia, and confusion) upon detoxification. —compare acute alcoholism
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