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Forgive my stupidity, but I have no idea what "the tag on my hair dryer from last year's rehab visit" actually means. None of the meanings for the word "tag" that I know of make any sense in context, and I can't figure out what the hair dryer and rehab have to do with each other. Any extremely charitable person willing to explain what's going on?

Although two glasses of wine is not bad, if you have had problems with alcohol before, this (relapse?) could lead you down a slippery slope.

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I think if OP had to go to rehab then that means OP is probably an alcoholic which if that's the case then OP shouldn't even be having any wine at all since alcoholics don't know how to consume just a couple of drinks without getting out of control.

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By definition an Alcoholic cannot control their drinking after the first drink. If OP can, then she's not an alcoholic. Also there is no cure or way to control Alcoholism.

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#50 This is not entirely true. Although controversial in the US, moderation is an accepted treatment goal in much of Europe. For severe alcoholics it's true that continued abstinence might the best 'treatment', but for less severe alcoholics it is actually possible to stem the problem into more 'moderate' drinking. US data actually include those who manage to maintain 'low-risk' drinking as well as those who practice abstinence when they study 'fully recovered alcoholics'. Fully recovered alcoho

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Once an alcoholic always an alcoholic. If an alcoholic tries to casually drink, it'll end up getting out of control. Trust me I've witnessed several alcoholics try and fail to casually drink

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#62 Incorrect. That is the standard AA attitude to alcoholism, but actually less severe alcoholics can learn to control their drinking if they are taught. The problem is, AA doesn't teach you how to control your drinking, it just teaches you to abstain altogether. So when people finish their AA program, go out in the real world where they're not in a controlled environment anymore, slowly unlearn what they learnt in AA and have a drink, they really can't stop.

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nothing is bad in moderation, but if you've had problems with alcohol before then maybe it's best to stay away. Best of luck OP

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Nothing is bad in moderation? I'm pretty sure any amount of crack or meth (and the likes) is bad for you. Just my two cents. As for the rest of your comment, I agree.

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#65 Funny you should mention heroin. I can't remember what the textbook was called when I studied addiction psychology for the life of me, but it was the only textbook I read from beginning to end because it was fascinating. Anyway, in it, the author discussed the harmful consequences of all addictive legal and illegal drugs. And heroin is an interesting one because while it is very addictive (30%+ addiction rate), it doesn't really have long-term health consequences according to research on peo

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Oh and I forgot to mention - with heroin overdoses, most of that is also because people have no idea what else they're injecting or how 'pure' the heroin is when they buy it particularly if it's off the streets - which again, is caused by the fact that heroin is illegal and not manufactured and controlled. Upon further investigation of 'heroin overdoses', many of them also turned out to be caused by drug interactions and not heroin directly - that is, people were injecting heroin and drinking or

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Two a day? Are you serious? For anyone that has had a problem with alcohol, one drink is enough to push them over the edge back into where they were before. Also, if you're drinking every day then you do have a problem. There is no need to drink that much, ever.

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it also depends about how big these glasses are. Wine actually has a pretty high ABV, more so than beer. Two is probably stretching it if you're supposed to be drinking in moderation.

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#32 if OP already went to rehab for it then it's a safe bet that OP is an alcoholic and one of the first things that they teach you is that once you're an alcoholic you will sideways be an alcoholic OP can't ever change that However OP can change their lifestyle but they are alcoholics can't just have one or two drinks and then stop that's why they are alcoholics.

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9 if she can't stop herself from drinking completely, what makes you think she could stop herself from having more than two?

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I drink wine every day and I don't get drunk off of it, do I have a problem? Not really. Drinking daily is ok if you're not getting drunk and letting it effect your life in a negative way.

Although two glasses of wine is not bad, if you have had problems with alcohol before, this (relapse?) could lead you down a slippery slope.

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