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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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According to manufacturers, if dependent drinkers take the drug nalmefene and undergo simultaneous counselling, they can cut their consumption levels by 61 percent, the Scotsman reported.
Analyses of the adult persistent group found emotional and psychological characteristics distinguished high risk from harmful and dependent drinkers.
There are currently 178,000 people aged between 16 and 64 who are either hazardous, harmful or dependent drinkers - a figure set to rise to more than 181,000 by 2010.
These studies were done with "real-world" populations of severely dependent drinkers and drug abusers.
Brief intervention in primary care settings: A primary treatment method for at-risk, problem, and dependent drinkers.
They were highly dependent drinkers who had consumed alcohol on approximately 25 of the 30 days before they were admitted to the detox program.
It refers likely dependent drinkers to additional treatment resources, advises risky (non-dependent) drinkers to cut back, and educates all visitors about moderate drinking guidelines.
1997) recommended including severely dependent drinkers in outcome trials for whom a brief intervention could serve as an initial review of health behavior and during which a determination could be made regarding appropriate referral.
The cheapest, strongest alcohol is favoured by young people and dependent drinkers, and it is the poorest people in our communities who suffer the worst harms.
A recent study by Professor Nick Sheron, of Southampton University, co-founder of the Alcohol Health Alliance, revealed that nearly twothirds of the profits of the UK alcohol industry come from drinks sales to problem and dependent drinkers.
5m heavily dependent drinkers in this country and alcohol has become a central part of most social occasions.
Hospital admissions due to alcohol-related cancer and alcoholic liver diseases have increased by a staggering 50% in the past 10 years, with an estimated 13,500 dependent drinkers in Gateshead.

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