ALPHA ALCOHOLISM

the initial level of alcoholism in which ungoverned consumption and mental dependency on the effects of alcohol for the alleviation of tangible, emotional or mental troubles takes place. The absence of self-control and the capacity to abstain are not yet present in this level of alcoholism

ALPHA ALCOHOLISM: "Alpha alcoholism is often seen in young men and assumed to be typical adolescent or college-aged behavior, when it is actually far more serious."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALPHA ALCOHOLISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/alpha-alcoholism/ (accessed June 19, 2019).
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