The title says it all
As far as I'm aware they do not use the word dependant . Just misuseAlcohol dependence
Guide to definition of dependence
There is no singular definition to embrace all the variables within alcohol dependence – but the DVLA offers the following:
“A cluster of behavioural, cognitive and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated alcohol use, including:
Indicators may include any history of withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, detoxification or alcohol-related seizures.
- a strong desire to take alcohol
- difficulties in controlling its use
- persistent use in spite of harmful consequences
- and with evidence of increased tolerance and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.”
The World Health Organization’s classification (ICD-10) code F10.2 is relevant.