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Alcohol dependence

Similar term(s): alcohol addiction, alcoholism.

Definition:

A chronic disease characterized by a strong craving for alcohol, a constant or periodic reliance on use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, the inability to limit drinking, physical illness when drinking is stopped, and the need for increasing amounts of alcohol to feel its effects.

Source: NIH Understanding Alcohol glossary  

Related words:

Alcohol

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Alcohol

Translation(s):

Español: Dependencia del alcohol
Français: Dépendance à l’alcool

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