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Can someone who was an alcoholic have a few beers from time to time? Will it trigger withdrawal?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Tough; case by case: Most individuals who have struggled with alcoholism in past and can drink in moderation after a sustained period of abstinence only if they have done the recovery work of building relationships and routines that are supportive of health and not tied to drinking. It is still risky. I've known people who thought they could do it after 20 years of sobriety and couldn't. Consider the risks.
Answered on Apr 12, 2017
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