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Synonyms for alcoholism

an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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He was at TyneMet College in Wallsend to speak to catering and hospitality students and to introduce them to the Ark Foundation, a charity he established in 2007 to educate the hospitality industry's students, employees and management on alcohol dependency and other drug misuse.
London, Feb 9 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that patients who undergo bypass operations could be at greater risk of drunkenness and alcohol dependency.
In 2011,167,764 prescriptions for drugs to treat alcohol dependency were prescribed, and the year before more than 6,000 deaths were directly related to alcohol.
NEW YORK -- ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is in treatment for alcohol dependency.
NHS statistics indicate nine per cent of men and four per cent of women in Britain show signs of alcohol dependency.
Living with someone who has an alcohol dependency is complicated.
Jones, of Coed Aben, Wrexham, representing himself, denied he had an alcohol dependency but said that when he started drinking he did not know when to stop.
Add group rooms and space for staff so that the center can provide treatment for drug and alcohol dependency on site.
Dean will have intensive sessions with specialists in treating alcohol dependency and depression.
In order to improve the situation, the report recommends synergised alcohol free grass roots events, strengthening of community law enforcement partnerships as well as identifying and strengthening referral systems to alcohol dependency treatment, support groups and services.
In 2010, 36 percent of those in the program received help with drug or alcohol dependency and 32 percent received mental health services.
The results of the study suggested an association of familiar alcohol dependency and obesity in women and, possibly, in men.
Professor Sean Duggan, the centre's joint chief executive, said: "Having a diagnosis of alcohol dependency or misuse is too often a label for exclusion from both health and drug treatment services.
The Home Office is said to be considering some form of "financial benefit sanction" for claimants who fail to address their drug or alcohol dependency.
But it later emerged that he was treated at a private hospital specialising in drug and alcohol dependency.
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