Definition of alcohol abuse in English:

alcohol abuse


mass noun
  • The habitual excessive use of alcohol.

    ‘Dawn's father was put into rehab for alcohol abuse’
    • ‘Alcohol abuse costs U.S. businesses $148 billion a year.’
    • ‘Apparently, the current tide of outrageous alcohol abuse among our youngest has nothing to do with the consumer climate in which we live.’
    • ‘He took advantage of the presence of top government officials at the dinner to warn against alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘The area in which the family live is a violent one with drugs and alcohol abuse prevalent.’
    • ‘Crime is infrequent although the capital area has seen a modest increase in burglaries and there is some drug and alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘Smokers in alcohol recovery may be more addicted to nicotine than smokers who don't have a history of alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘Del and David had serious problems with depression and alcohol abuse; Gene had problems with alcohol as well.’
    • ‘When he died three years later after a period of alcohol abuse he was a broken man.’
    • ‘Drug and alcohol abuse seems to be a common ingredient in a large proportion of public and domestic violence and crime.’
    • ‘Panicked, he tries to hide the evidence of his alcohol abuse, but soon finds himself on the run from the police.’
    • ‘He points to Nordic and eastern European countries where alcohol advertising is banned but where there are still high levels of alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘No age limit exists on the purchase or consumption of alcohol, but social mores discourage alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘Between 1790 and 1830, the Aboriginal population of Upper Canada diminished significantly as a result of disease, alcohol abuse, and violence.’
    • ‘By choosing to share personal aspects of her life, including a failed marriage and several years of hidden drug and alcohol abuse, she motivates the reader to be unflinchingly honest with his or her self.’
    • ‘Chaplains also provided "counseling" on alcohol abuse, gambling, and personal matters, and were responsible for organizing a prison band.’
    • ‘In the nineteenth century, theatres, music halls and cinemas were regulated as local authorities responded to fears about alcohol abuse and immorality.’
    • ‘Smoking, alcohol abuse, poor dietary patterns, and lack of physical exercise are considered the main causes of disease.’
    • ‘He says alcohol abuse poses a more serious danger to teenagers than drugs.’
    • ‘Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is the most severe form of alcohol abuse.’
    • ‘The campaign will also bring attention to the damage caused to family life by alcohol abuse.’
    drunkenness, intoxication, inebriation, tipsiness
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