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The alcohol disease (also alcohol addiction, ethylism, dipsomania, potomania, drunkenness, alcohol addiction, alcoholism or alcohol consumption disorder) is the dependence on the psychotropic substance ethanol. The mental and/or physical dependence on alcohol is mostly a social and human problem of the individual, but experience shows that it also has a negative effect on his environment such as family and work. Throughout history, there have been and still are various forms of alcohol prohibition in individual countries or even in entire cultural areas such as Islam, the abuse of alcohol or even the consumption of alcohol in general for various reasons by strict prohibitions. A significant example of the dubious success of alcohol bans is the prohibition in the USA from 1920 to 1933.

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