A two-fold malady characterized by (i) an obsession of the mind coupled with (ii) an allergy of the body. The obsession, a strange insanity that occurs as a mental blank spot immediately preceding the taking of a drink, guarantees that the person afflicted will take the drink even with the knowledge that it will result in a craving for more (allergy) or even though he may not have intended to drink.

This is strangely supplanted for the idea that it is safe to drink despite experience that it may not be safe to drink without experiencing the phenomenon of craving (allergy. However intelligent an alcoholic may have been in other respects, where alcohol has been involved, they have been strangely insane. These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve. Recovery from the obsession (mental) component is possible but there is no known cure for the physical allergy portion. Alcoholism is distinct from "hard", "heavy" or "problem" drinking or other "addictions" including % addiction" in that the two components of mental, alcoholic obsession and physical allergy to ETOH (ethyl alcohol) in some form must be simultaneously present in the individual.
John the alcoholic finds that he honestly does want to quit drinking but finds he cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, he has little control over the amount he takes. He passes through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.
by Danny Schwarzhoff April 25, 2007
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When one drink is too many, and a thousand aren't enough.
If an alcoholic just doesn't have that first next one, they are on the right track. That first one is the killer.
by TnPat March 08, 2004
A true Alcoholic would rather drink, then get a Blowjob.
Bills wife was getting ready to go down on him, but Bill said no, I'll take a double jack n coke instead.
by Recovering January 17, 2004
Someone you don't like who drinks more than you do.
by lameo June 07, 2003
1) a person who has been drinking for years, drinks morning noon and night, feels like they need alcohol, depends on it, and it often gets in the way of their social life

2) a label given by a non or less drinker to someone they think drinks too much but is really just someone who knows how to have a good time; drinks but doesnt depend on it or 'need' it
1) my dad is an alcoholic, hes been drinking for 15 years and hes getting really abusive.

2) you drank all my beer you alcoholic!
by gail March 29, 2004
Someone who goes to meetings
I'm not an alcoholic; alcoholics go to meetings.
by Brett February 24, 2005
A person who knows exactly how many days it's been since they had a drink.
E.g., In January, 2007, Lindsay Lohan told People magazine "I haven't had a drink in seven days. Or anything." Lindsay Lohan's publicist Leslie Zelnick confirmed to The Associated Press in December that Lohan was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
by asking January 18, 2007
One who drinks the sweet drink of the gods to the point of reliance upon it.
"I swear to drunk I'm not god!"

ex.-Alexander Hines-the dorito king
by dave g August 23, 2005
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