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Help please! when someone goes sober after having alcoholism do they always have the alcoholism disease?

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology

In brief: YES.

Once getting sober, an alcoholic has 2 choices: to be in recovery, or to return to active alcoholism.
There is no "cure, " but there are many ways to make life better in recovery. Many also switch addictions to other substances or other addictive behaviors such as food, sex, gambling, shopping, etc. Being in recovery is like walking up a down escalator, need to keep growing to avoid relapse.

In brief: YES.

Once getting sober, an alcoholic has 2 choices: to be in recovery, or to return to active alcoholism.
There is no "cure, " but there are many ways to make life better in recovery. Many also switch addictions to other substances or other addictive behaviors such as food, sex, gambling, shopping, etc. Being in recovery is like walking up a down escalator, need to keep growing to avoid relapse.
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