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Notes 1/22/07 Alcoholism defined: World Heath Org. - those excessive drinkers whose dependence on alcohol has attained such a level that they show a noticeable degree of mental disturbance or an interference with their bodily and mental health, interference with their interpersonal relations, and their smooth social and economic function or the prodromal (beginning) signs of such developments Pattison and Caughman - syndrome (if you have a collection of one or more of the symptoms) o Narrowing of your drinking repertoire (stick with the drink you like- always drink whiskey, bourbon, vodka, beer) o A salience of drink seeking behavior (your drinking behavior is becoming noticeable to others- your always drinking, you are never the designated driver) o You get an increased tolerance for alcohol o You start to experience withdrawal symptoms (when you aren’t drinking you are thinking about it-plan out when and where you can drink) o Drink more alcohol to reduce the hangover/withdrawal easier (drink to
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC 396 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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