Glossary

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
    Also known as ACOA. Someone who grew up in a home with at least one alcoholic parent or other caregiver. Also sometimes used to designate those whose family or...    Read Glossary article 1
  • Alcohol Abuse
    Alcohol abuse is different to alcoholism, which has physical symptoms of withdrawal. Alcohol abuse is when your drinking leads to problems in life, work and...    Read Glossary article 2
  • Alcohol Dependence
    This is an advanced stage of alcohol abuse, when alcohol drinkers begin to experience a craving for alcohol. This is often shown by a loss of control of drinking,...    Read Glossary article 3
  • Alcohol Liver Disease
    A major cause of illness and death. Fatty liver, the most common form, is reversible with abstinence from alcohol. More serious forms include alcoholic hepatitis, which...    Read Glossary article 4
  • Alcoholic
    Someone who demonstrates problems controlling their alcohol consumption. May have a preoccupation with alcohol and may use alcohol despite obvious drawbacks to self and...    Read Glossary article 5
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of people who share experience, strength and hope with each other in order to solve their common problem with alcoholism or alcohol...    Read Glossary article 6
  • Alcoholism
    Alcoholism is a disease that involves a constant craving to drink alcohol and a reluctance to stop drinking alcohol even when its consistently negative effects become...    Read Glossary article 7
  • Antibuse
    Bis(diethylthiocarbamoyl) disulfide is a white to off-white, odorless, and almost tasteless powder. It is soluble in water, and the resulting mixture causes a severe...    Read Glossary article 8
  • Big Book, The
    This is a common nickname for the book Alcoholics Anonymous, often referred to as the textbook of the Twelve Step Recovery Program. Published in 1939....    Read Glossary article 9
  • Binge Drinking
    Usually taken to mean drinking five or more alcoholic beverages in succession for men and four or more for women. Also often defined as "drinking to get drunk" as...    Read Glossary article 10

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