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What is the definition or description of: alcohol dependence?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Alcohol dependence: Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort to avoid feeling bad.
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