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being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
An addiction is an obsession, either psychological or physiological, to a specific action or a habit-forming substance. Alcohol addiction is one of the most common addictions for adults in the United States. Excessive or prolonged use of alcohol can lead to severe liver damage.
Crimes involving alcohol addiction include spousal abuse, child abuse and other violent actions. Drunk driving also leads to thousands of deaths each year because alcohol lowers the driver?s cognitive abilities and responsiveness.
Drunk driving is considered negligent, and if you are injured by a driver who is drunk, under certain conditions you may be able to file a personal injury car accident claim against the driver to recover damages for your losses. Personal injury cases are civil claims and compensation may be awarded even if the other driver is not charged with a criminal offence.
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