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how can i quit drinking alcohol after 7 months of drinking?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
If you can't: If you want to stop alcohol, but you can't, it's called alcoholism. Seek help from your doctor, a drug/alcohol counselor and aa.

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