BETA ALCOHOLISM

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n. the second of five stages of alcoholism. Drinking is uncontrolled and undisciplined, thus, having the potential of affecting organs like the stomach, liver, kidney, and pancreas. Nutrition may already be poor, and job efficiency may be diminished. First identified by Stanford researcher E.M. Jellinek (1890-1963). See alcoholism.

BETA ALCOHOLISM: "Beta alcoholism is characterized by a lack of psychological dependence, yet with the risk of liver cirrhosis and polyneuropathy."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BETA ALCOHOLISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beta-alcoholism/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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