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drinking like you're in college when you're no longer actually in college.
It was normal for Joe to drink this much in college, but now he just has alcoholism
by katiemac604 February 07, 2010
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The only disease you can get yelled at for having.
Goddamnit Jimmy, you have lupus. Goddamnit Jimmy, you have alcoholism. One of those doesn't sound right.
by Jeremiah Collins April 03, 2015
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The only disease which people can be yelled at/criticized for.
Alcoholism
You may here someone yell "Damnit, you're an alcoholic!" but you'll never here someone say "Damn you, you have Cancer!"
by Kazera August 22, 2006
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Good drinkers can have 12 drinks before they get half buzzed, that's what pussies call alcoholism.
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A vague, ambiguous term referring to people who have lost control over their drinking, and is therefore having a negative impact on their life, such as work, relationships, or health. Somewhere along the line, for the sake of political correctness and to completely liberate people from responsibility for their own actions, Alcoholics Anonymous and other such groups started referring to alcoholism as a "disease". They claim that you CAN'T bring your drinking under control, you have to SURRENDER TO A HIGHER POWER, and you have to STOP DRINKING FOREVER, because you have a DISEASE, and are not responsible for your actions, but are in fact a VICTIM.

Calling alcoholism a disease is not only false and harmful, it is also offensive. Cancer is a disease. AIDS is a disease. Lyme disease is a disease. Alcoholism is an addiction, and addictions are a pattern of behavior, NOT a disease. Alcoholism can LEAD to disease, such as cirrhosis of the liver, but isn't itself a disease. You CHOOSE to drink. You don't choose to get AIDS or Cancer.

By calling it a disease, you are throwing your hands up, and saying "I can't help it! I have a disease! I'm a VICTIM." By saying "Damn, I drink way too much. I'm the one putting the drinks into my body, and only I alone can cut down or stop", you are empowering yourself to take control of your life. The power to stop is in YOU, not an imaginary "higher power".
"I know I don't need this next drink, but I can't help it! I have a disease! The disease of alcoholism! I'm gonna have several more drinks, because it's not my fault!"
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