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alcohol abuse Line breaks: al¦co|hol abuse

Definition of alcohol abuse in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The habitual excessive use of alcohol: Dawn’s father was put into rehab for alcohol abuse
More example sentences
  • He took advantage of the presence of top government officials at the dinner to warn against alcohol abuse.
  • Apparently, the current tide of outrageous alcohol abuse among our youngest has nothing to do with the consumer climate in which we live.
  • He says alcohol abuse poses a more serious danger to teenagers than drugs.

Derivatives

alcohol abuser

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noun
Example sentences
  • Across the region 67% of people seeking treatment for addiction were alcohol abusers.
  • Violent men were also almost twice as likely to fit into the category of alcohol abusers as were nonviolent men.
  • Her mother was working the streets and was a drug and alcohol abuser.

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