November 13, 2009, Newsletter Issue #230: Now that I'm sober, will I ever be able to drink again?

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Probably not. If you were physically and psychologically addicted to alcohol, you STILL have this medical disease; it's simply gone into remission. If you try to drink moderately, you will probably fail and end up just where you were before you stopped drinking. However, some addiction experts disagree with this viewpoint. Moderation Management is a recovery program for those who have abused alcohol, but were not addicted to it. Rational Recovery also has this viewpoint. The premise here is that after you've been sober for at least a year, you may wish to try moderate, controlled drinking. The long-term efficacy of these programs has not been determined. The choice is yours.

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