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alcoholic

a person affected by alcoholism
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alcoholic

[‚al·kə′hȯl·ik]
(medicine)
An individual who consumes excess amounts of alcoholic beverages to the extent of being addicted, habituated, or dependent.
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As shown in Table 5 these three characteristics, plus one more, also discriminated further between adult harmful drinkers and adult dependent drinkers (ES range .
In addition, the program may be useful for AOD abuse treatment providers whose patient population includes less severely dependent drinkers.
Turning Point wants to see the widening of hospital intervention programmes which train NHS frontline staff to dig deep with their questions and to find dependent drinkers.
Community detoxification treatment is part of a wider range of support and intervention offered by Life line Kirklees' Alcohol Service for both harmful and dependent drinkers.
The report shows that almost 300 people in Rugby are estimated to be compulsive or dependent drinkers.
Some dependent drinkers have to wait up to 18 months for treatment, endangering their lives.
Government's Public Accounts Committee said many primary care trusts (PCTs) did not have "much idea" what they were spending on the treatment of dependent drinkers.
Its report, published today, highlighted an estimated 728,500 people aged 16 to 64 years old in the region as hazardous drinkers and around 119,000 are dependent drinkers.
She added that the Government spends an estimated pounds 217m per year on specialist alcohol treatment for dependent drinkers.
The binge drinking total includes almost 400 people in north Warwickshire who are compulsive or dependent drinkers, just over 3,100 who are classed as harmful drinkers and 12,600 'hazardous' drinkers.
For dependent drinkers, expanded clinical services will be provided to those who have complex needs and who require intensive support such as detoxification and rehabilitation programmes.
Ms Flint said: "By helping 10 per cent of dependent drinkers to give up alcohol we can save the public sector up to pounds 156 million each year.

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