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Alcoholism (also known as alcohol dependence, ethylism, dipsomania, potomania, alcohol addiction, alcoholism or alcohol use disorder) is the dependence on the psychotropic substance ethanol. Mental and/or physical dependence on alcohol is usually a social and human problem for the individual, but experience has shown that it also has a negative impact on the person's environment, such as family and work.

Alkoholismus - Mann im Glas, Hand mit Handschelle und Glas)

Throughout history, there have been and still are alcohol bans in various forms in individual countries or even in entire cultural areas, such as Islam, to prevent alcohol abuse or alcohol consumption in principle for various reasons through strict prohibitions. A significant example of the dubious success of alcohol bans is Prohibition in the USA from 1920 to 1933.

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