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English translation: chronic alcoholic

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German term or phrase:Spiegeltrinker
English translation:chronic alcoholic
Entered by: Krokodil
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03:08 Apr 17, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Spiegeltrinker
Same context as "Anflutungsgeschwindigkeit", in "definition of addiction":
- Der Kontrollverlust ist unheilbar, wie auch das Nicht-Abstinieren-Können des "Spiegeltrinkers", der sich ja nicht "betrinkt".

Any help much appreciated!
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 03:32
chronic alcoholic
Explanation:
Alkoholspiegel - level of alcohol in the blood.

'Der sogenannte Spiegeltrinker benötigt die ständige Aufnahme von Alkohol. Er kan nicht ohne Alkohol leben, da sonst Entzugsentscheinungen auftreten.'

'when a chronic alcoholic suddenly stops drinking, withdrawal of alcohol leads to a syndrome of increased excitability of the central nervous system.'
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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 12:32
Grading comment
I found out in the meantime that this refers to a person who has a constantly high level of alcohol in the blood and suffers withdrawal symptoms if the level drops below a certain point.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nachronic alcoholicUschi (Ursula) Walke
namirror drunkardSibylle Ferner
nathe maintenance drinker
Vesna Zivcic


  

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20 mins
the maintenance drinker


Explanation:
1. 4. Delta alcoholism - the maintenance drinker

2. Delta Alkoholker trinken ebenfalls im Rahmen der gesellschaftsüblichen Trinksitten. Aus bislang in der Wissenschaft noch völlig unerklärlichen Gründen entwickelt sich bei ihnen im Gegensatz zu den Beta Alkoholikern jedoch eine Abhängigkeit mit deutlichen Entzugserscheinungen bei Trinkpausen. Hiermit werden sie veranlasst, ihren Alkoholspiegel wieder nachzufüllen. Sie sind deshalb auch als Spiegeltrinker bekannt. Delta Alkoholiker können ihre Trinkmenge kontrollieren. Sie sind deshalb gesellschaftsfähig und nicht selten in gewissen Kreisen wie Versicherungsvertreter, Immobilienmakler, Gastwirte u.v.m. wegen ihrer Trinkfestigkeit sogar geschätzt.




    Reference: http://www.jbpub.com/dsonline/6e/9/outline.htm
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 03:32
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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24 mins
mirror drunkard


Explanation:
I'm only guessing here, but it sounds to me like a drunkard who says "cheers" to himself in the mirror. Would that fit your context, I wonder? If it's more scientific than that you'd need to provide more context.

Sibylle Ferner
Local time: 15:32
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 29

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Ulrike Lieder

Vesna Zivcic

Lisanne
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26 mins
chronic alcoholic


Explanation:
Alkoholspiegel - level of alcohol in the blood.

'Der sogenannte Spiegeltrinker benötigt die ständige Aufnahme von Alkohol. Er kan nicht ohne Alkohol leben, da sonst Entzugsentscheinungen auftreten.'

'when a chronic alcoholic suddenly stops drinking, withdrawal of alcohol leads to a syndrome of increased excitability of the central nervous system.'


    home.t-online.de/home/pb.id/alko.htm and www.ahealthyme.com/topic/alcoholproblems
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 12:32
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492
Grading comment
I found out in the meantime that this refers to a person who has a constantly high level of alcohol in the blood and suffers withdrawal symptoms if the level drops below a certain point.

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Vesna Zivcic
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