Can an alcoholic take a drink?

by Anonymous

I had a serious drinking problem for several years. This eventually led to a 10-day hospital detox and a six month rehab.

After 18 months with no alcohol, I indulged in a single drink while on a business trip with no I'll effects or further cravings. A few months later I did the same with the same result.

Is it possible that I can safely drink occasionally in the future without resorting back to my destructive ways?


If you have one drink, you are not going to get drunk. However, this is not the issue.
Ask yourself why you took that drink in the first place. Did you feel you wanted to be one of the crowd? Did you take it to relax? Were you testing yourself?

Whatever the reason, when you’re an alcoholic, you drink for the buzz and one drink is not going to do it for you. If you abstain completely, you’re guaranteed to stay sober. If you start with the occasional drink, sooner or later you’ll get more confidence and you’ll go back to your old behavior. Be aware that you’re playing with fire.

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