One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See alcohol abuse
drunkard, inebriate, drinker, imbiber, tippler, sotView synonyms
- ‘Interventions are commonly used on those thought to be drug or alcohol abusers by concerned relatives and friends.’
- ‘Images of the poor as lazy, drug and alcohol abusers, and petty criminals are commonplace.’
- ‘Despite the role of alcohol in illegal behavior and criminal justice incarceration, few alcohol abusers in the criminal justice system receive treatment.’
- ‘He was a recovering drug and alcohol abuser.’
- ‘The feelings of guilt, shame, and remorse that are frequent among drug and alcohol abusers are usually very high.’
- ‘Across the region 67% of people seeking treatment for addiction were alcohol abusers.’
- ‘The genteel appearance belies its gritty purpose: Phoenix House is a rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol abusers, treating 6,000 people a day.’
- ‘Her mother was working the streets and was a drug and alcohol abuser.’
- ‘At the council meeting on Monday, a number of Benson Street residents said they had concerns about the scheme, which will house six recovering drug and alcohol abusers.’
- ‘Violent men were also almost twice as likely to fit into the category of alcohol abusers as were nonviolent men.’
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