Chapter 26 – FOLKLORE OF ALCOHOLISM, ALCOHOL DRINKING AND DRUNKENESS by J. O. Ojoade and A. B. Ojoade
Alcoholism is sometimes described as the excessive drinking itself, to the extent that it is marked by a lack of control. Note that alcoholism is not only a behaviour but also it is a medical or psychiatric problem. We do well to distinguish alcoholism from mere drunkenness, in which the
element of compulsion or addiction is absent.