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Synonyms for alcoholism

an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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There is accumulating evidence that there are multiple pathways to alcoholism, each associated with a distinct set of personality traits and neurobiological features," Leyton said.
PH, is an alcoholism researcher in public health, an associate director of the National Alcohol Research Center, and a senior scientist at Alcohol Research Group.
Regan, who had a life-long personal and professional relationship with the field of alcoholism and drug abuse, was the founding director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholism where he was credited with implementing the Alcoholism Treatment and Rehabilitation Act, which decriminalized public drunkenness and established a statewide county planning system for alcoholism treatment and prevention.
People carrying a single copy of the ALDH2*2 allele in their genome are highly protected against alcoholism.
Making alcoholism genetic might envision positive changes for patients - such as access to the protective umbrella of the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to employment and insurance guarantees, or the comfort of "knowing" that one's drinking is beyond one's control.
The purposes of this paper are (a) to examine some generalized Native American cultural values, (b) to look more closely at the effects of these values on service delivery in problem areas such as communication and learning, health care, and alcoholism, and (c) to provide examples of current rehabilitation programming within the context of Native American cultures.
It has been estimated that during the 1980s, alcoholism cost U.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Alcoholism.
Children are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of alcoholism in a parent, and adult children of alcoholics are in general at much greater risk for developing every type of psychiatric illness," he said.
Alcohol Awareness Month Brings the Sobering Reality of Workplace Alcoholism
2) In this study, alcoholism was defined as the presence of alcohol abuse and/or alcohol dependence as specified in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association [APA] 1994).
A brain circuit that underlies feelings of stress and anxiety shows promise as a new therapeutic target for alcoholism, according to new studies by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
His grueling story of escalating drug use, being beaten by dealers over unpaid debts, desperate fixes and, ultimately, resolution and sobriety are recounted in a chapter he wrote for Chris' book ``The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery.
Alcoholism Myths And Realities: Removing The Stigma Of Society's Most Destructive Disease (0967578825, $14.
Alcoholism is presented as a two-fold disease: a mental obsession and a physical allergy with the problem being one of lack of power.