in the DSM-IV-TR, a bundle of intellectual, attitudinal, and physiologic signs showing persistent use of alcohol regardless of immense difficulties correlated with such. Indeed there is a trend of replicated alcohol consumption leading to intolerance, marked signs of alcohol use are suspended and an unruly motivation to carry on the use. Alcohol dependence is recognized commonly as alcoholism.

ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE: "Brooke demanded that Chad seek help for his alcohol dependence issues or she would leave him."