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alcohol abuse

Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially when it is habitual or frequently repeated and associated with impaired capacity to function in the family and society, operate a motor vehicle ...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... abuse n. A form of substance abuse associated specifically with drinking alcohol, leading to serious problems of functioning at home, school, or work. When there is evidence of tolerance ( 3 ) , withdrawal , or compulsive drinking, alcohol dependence rather than alcohol abuse may be diagnosed. Preferred usage alcohol...

alcohol abuse

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...alcohol abuse Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially when it is habitual or frequently repeated and associated with impaired capacity to function in the family and society, operate a motor vehicle or moving machinery, etc. ...

Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse   Reference library

Sarah W. Tracy

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

...Apparent per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2009 . Bethesda, Md.: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System, August 2011. Lerner, Barron . One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900 . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Mancall, Peter . “‘I Was Addicted to Drinking Rum’: Four Centuries of Alcohol Consumption in Indian Country.” In Altering American Consciousness: The History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the...

Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse.

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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...binge drinking, alcohol-related domestic abuse, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Beginning in the early 1980s, these efforts, coupled with health and fitness concerns, spurred a slow decline in per capita alcohol consumption. These years also saw renewed debate over the nature of alcoholism. AA founders William Wilson and Robert Smith , a physician, along with the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism, led a crusade to treat alcoholism as a disease. In the 1950s, the biostatistician E.M. Jellinek of the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies promoted a...

Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse   Reference library

Sarah W. Tracy

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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2013

...binge drinking, alcohol-related domestic abuse, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Beginning in the early 1980 s, these efforts, coupled with health and fitness concerns, spurred a slow decline in per capita alcohol consumption. These years also saw renewed debate over the nature of alcoholism. The AA founders William Wilson and Robert Smith, a physician, along with the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism, led a crusade to treat alcoholism as a disease. In the 1950 s the biostatistician E. M. Jellinek of the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies promoted a...

Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use in Sport and Performance

Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use in Sport and Performance   Reference library

Matthew P. Martens

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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2019

...and intervention strategies that have promise for reducing alcohol abuse and drug use in sport are explored. Finally, suggestions are provided for future directions among scholars and practitioners interested in this topic. Prevalence of Substance Abuse in Sport Alcohol. Although few studies have examined prevalence rates of alcohol abuse or other formal alcohol use disorders among athletes, several studies have examined rates of binge drinking or other indicators of at-risk alcohol consumption. Research has generally shown that younger adolescents...

alcohol abuse

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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38 words
alcohol abuse

alcohol abuse noun   Quick reference

Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
43 words
alcohol abuse

alcohol abuse  

Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially when it is habitual or frequently repeated and associated with impaired capacity to function in the family and society, operate a motor vehicle or moving ...
alcohol-related disorders

alcohol-related disorders  

Substance-related disorders associated specifically with drinking alcohol, including alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, Korsakoff's psychosis, and a range of alcohol-induced disorders. See ...
BMAST

BMAST  

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Brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, a questionnaire to screen for alcohol abuse.
AUDIT

AUDIT  

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, a questionnaire to screen for alcohol abuse.
Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday album)

Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday album)  

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These sessions from 1955 and 1956 clearly show the results of a life marked by alcohol and drug abuse, horrific love affairs and racism. On such tracks as ‘Too Marvelous ...
Jellinek formula

Jellinek formula  

A formula proposed by the British physician E. M. Jellinek (1890–1963) to estimate the prevalence of chronic alcohol abuse based on the proportion of necropsies in which cirrhosis of the liver is ...
Dean Dillon

Dean Dillon  

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B. 26 March 1955, Lake City, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Dillon, a self-confessed victim of alcohol and substance abuse, started writing songs in the early 70s, when he appeared on a ...
Matt Talbot

Matt Talbot  

(1856–1925),ascetic and figure of popular devotion. Born in Dublin, Talbot fell into alcohol abuse at an early age. In 1884, while working in the port of Dublin, he underwent ...
depressant drug

depressant drug  

Any drug that reduces or tends to reduce the function of a system or organ of the body, especially a drug that reduces or slows down the activity of the central nervous system and that in high ...
substance abuse

substance abuse  

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The nonclinical, or recreational, use of pharmacologically active substances such that continued use results in adverse physiological or psychological effects (see dependence). Substances commonly ...
gateway drug

gateway drug  

A readily available mood-modifying drug or substance that is legal, such as alcohol, tobacco, volatile glue, or an illegal but not rigorously policed substance, such as marijuana, that is believed to ...
diencephalic amnesia

diencephalic amnesia  

A form of amnesia resulting from loss of neurons in the diencephalon, especially the midline thalamus and the mammillary bodies of the hypothalamus. This pattern of pathology is often associated with ...

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