Alcoholism

From Quotes
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Baltasar Gracian
Jump to: navigation, search

Alcoholism commonly refers to any condition that results in the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages despite the health problems and negative social consequences it causes. Medical definitions describe alcoholism as a disease which results in a persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. Alcoholism may also refer to a preoccupation with or compulsion toward the consumption of alcohol and/or an impaired ability to recognize the negative effects of excessive alcohol consumption.

Sourced

  • Alcoholism is the disease of more.
  • ‘Tis not the eating, nor ‘tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.

Unsourced

  • Wouldn't it be terrible if I quoted some reliable statistics which prove that more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol?
  • No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink.

External links

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about: