Alcoholism (noun)

  1. An addiction to alcohol, characterized by the compulsive consumption of alcohol despite the negative consequences.
  2. The condition of having a physical or psychological dependence on alcohol.

Origin:

Late 19th century: from alcohol + -ism.

Examples:

  1. Alcoholism can lead to serious health problems, including liver disease and neurological damage.
  2. Treatment for alcoholism often includes counseling, support groups, and medication.
  3. Many people with alcoholism struggle to control their drinking and may need help to stop.
  4. The family history of alcoholism increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
  5. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that can cause significant harm to the individual and their loved ones.
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