dipsomania

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dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
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In 1901, the Massachusetts legislature amended the commitment laws to commit only male dipsomaniacs to MHDI--females would be committed to lunatic hospitals.
Army, Alcoholics Anonymous and The Indianapolis Colts have all employed insights into how we humans form habits to, by turns, make workplaces safer, stanch violent street riots in Iraq, produce championship-caliber football teams and enable dipsomaniacs to sober up and reconstruct shattered lives.
Not only are all four of the artists in my book, but both Jon Caspi and Mick Chorba (Successful Failures and Dipsomaniacs) are among five artists to have three separate albums featured!
"New opportunities in the West for fat dipsomaniacs who never turn off the telly and love Top Gear and travel agents."
The dipsomaniacs that returned late into the night from their pubs and made their customary urinovomitive halt in the sheltering murk of Sergeant Levarda sometimes found themselves with their noses against the window beyond which kaleidoscopic shapes were twisting and spinning and wobbling, rhodochrosite crystals that liqueified into throbbing exotic flowers sprouting lanceolate protuberances, quills that multiplied like a porcupine's, swords that blunted into milestones, into Gaelic cairns, then they rounded into seeds, swelled into colored drupes, into ink-blue blastulae, then into indigo morulae, so that in the end it all coalesced into one single large zygote of fluorescent plasma, hovering in the dark as if in a black hole.
Another mentioned Barber's "With rum my heart is laden," a perfect song for dipsomaniacs. Scrupulous proofing prevented both from appearance in final copy.