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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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The cue-responsivity phenomenon in dependent drinkers: "Personality" vulnerability and anxiety as intervening variables.
With alcohol-related admissions to A&E on the rise and only one in 20 dependent drinkers getting help, Mr Byrne wants the Government to ensure that vulnerable kids have expert help.
He added: "Based on the figures in the report, more than 150,000 people are dependent drinkers, more than 1.35 million are harmful drinkers.
"It is estimated that within Birmingham alone there are over 100,000 hazardous drinkers, 40,000 harmful drinkers, and over 20,000 dependent drinkers.
One in 20 people are described as "dependent drinkers".
9.2% were dependent drinkers which were screened by Questions 4-6 screen for signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence.
NICE (2010a, 2010b, 2011) recommends a combination of population and individual approaches, and the commissioning of resources to support and screen harmful and dependent drinkers and deliver brief interventions to hazardous drinkers including young people, who are particularly vulnerable to alcohol and the toxic effects of alcohol (NICE, 2010a, 2011), and adults of all ages.
Although drinkers with greater problems have been excluded in many studies, controlled trials have shown significant decreases in alcohol consumption and total drinking days for dependent drinkers following SBIs (Brown et al.
A Church spokesman said alcohol kills millions of people every year and keeps countless millions of dependent drinkers and their families in poverty.
Turning Point wants to see the widening of hospital intervention programmes which train frontline NHS staff to dig deep with their questions and find dependent drinkers. These people are then referred to agencies like Turning Point so they can be fast-tracked on to quicker treatment options.

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