What alcoholism is?
Alcoholism is the unifying term, including two main aspects вЂ“ social & medical.
The social aspect of alcoholism is that very spiritual, material & biological harm which is caused by the consumption of spirits both by the drunkard & by the whole society.
The medical aspect is the chronic disease specified by the systematic consumption of spirits.
Drug addiction вЂ“ primarily is the disease of soul, & only afterwards вЂ“ the destruction of a body.