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  • By: Kirsty Scholes-Balog, Jessica A. Heerde & Sheryl A. Hemphill
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Alcoholism is a broad term with a long history of use and variable meanings. It is generally taken to refer to a pattern of consumption of alcohol that is characterized by impaired control over drinking and preoccupation with alcohol use despite ...

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