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My friends like to drink, but i'm trying to quit. Can I still go to bars with them?

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In brief: Better not.

In every study ever done of recovering alcoholics, contact with drinking buddies or going to drinking places carried the worst risk for relapse in drinking.
The more your life changes, the better your chances to stay dry.

In brief: Better not.

In every study ever done of recovering alcoholics, contact with drinking buddies or going to drinking places carried the worst risk for relapse in drinking.
The more your life changes, the better your chances to stay dry.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol

I would not go to bars with them while you are trying to become sober. It takes time to be able to be in drinking situations and abstain.
If you want additional support consider going to an aa meeting in your area. Best wishes.

In brief: Alcohol

I would not go to bars with them while you are trying to become sober. It takes time to be able to be in drinking situations and abstain.
If you want additional support consider going to an aa meeting in your area. Best wishes.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Alcohol

Recommend aa meetings to gain support in recovery instead.

In brief: Alcohol

Recommend aa meetings to gain support in recovery instead.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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