Chronic alcohol abuse, dependence, or addiction; chronic excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages resulting in impairment of health and/or social or occupational functioning, and increasing adaptation to the effects of alcohol requiring increasing doses to achieve and sustain a desired effect; specific signs and symptoms of withdrawal usually are shown upon sudden cessation of such drinking. Syn: alcohol addiction.

acute alcoholism

alpha alcoholism

beta alcoholism

chronic alcoholism

delta alcoholism

epsilon alcoholism

gamma alcoholism