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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

The thinking about alcohol dependence used to be black and white. There was a belief that there were two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and everyone else…Problems with alcohol run the gamut from mild to severe. And there are as many kinds of drinkers along the continuum as there are personality types. People with severe problems, such as those who keep on drinking even after they lose jobs or get DUIs, need treatment to stop drinking completely. But there are other drinkers, including some who are in the habit of drinking more than one or two drinks a day, who may be able to cut back or moderate their consumption and reduce their risk. Read more

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