Definition of Alcoholism
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (al·co·hol·ism)
- Plural: alcoholisms
- Also called:
- alcohol abuse
- alcohol addiction
- alcohol dependence
- Historically called:
- An (noun) alcoholic is addicted to alcohol.
- Medical Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “alcoholism” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Roman, Paul M. 1991. Alcohol: The Development of Sociological Perspectives on Use and Abuse. New Brunswick, NJ: Publications Division, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.
- acute disease
- chronic disease
- genetic disorder
- medical sociology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “alcoholism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
alcoholism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “alcoholism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“alcoholism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/>.