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2. Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Alcoholism is a disease. The craving that those with the disease feel for alcohol can be as intense as the need for food or water. People with this addiction may continue to drink, despite what is going on in their lives. Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic. Both a person's genes and lifestyle influence their risk of developing it.

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