In order to manage your disease, you will have to make some permanent changes in your lifestyle. The following strategies can help you stay away from alcohol and reduce your risk of relapse:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website. Available at: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/.
Marlatt GA, Donovan DM, eds. Relapse Prevention. 2nd ed. New York, NY: The Guilford Press; 2005.
Last reviewed February 2014 by Peter J. Lucas, MD
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