Definition of Alcoholism
- American English – /Al-kuh-haw-liz-uhm/
- British English – /Al-kuh-ho-li-zuhm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈælkəˌhɑˌlɪz(ə)m/
- British English – /ˈalkəhɒlɪz(ə)m/
- 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 October 21, 2021 (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 October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“alcoholism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/alcoholism/>.