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When Does Drinking Moderation Work?

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If you’re the family member of someone with a drinking problem, you probably have strong opinions about whether your Loved One can, or ought to, continue drinking. You know by now that it’s not up to you. You’ve likely spent countless hours and vital energy arguing, persuading, pleading, and threatening your Loved One to find the motivation to stop drinking. It may feel like your life is on hold; like normalcy is beyond your reach. Learn more about moderate drinking on NIAAA's website RETHINKING DRINKING and read Dominique Simon-Levine's full guest post on



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