I went through a pretty tough detox before I quit drinking last time. Will drinking with friends for like a week or so before I quit again be long enough to give me problems with detox again? I think that only a week of drinking cannot be enough to get my body so dependent again, but I am not sure and I do not wish to go through that detox again. I have already had a few drinks this morning.
Melissa Borlie Says...
You've asked a relevant question at this time of year. My answer is going to be tentative because I cannot answer for your body, your attitude about recovery, nor the amount of alcohol you will drink during the time you are "back out". You can probably come back to recovery without detox after a week or so. That said, the more times you go back out and the longer you stay out each time makes it harder and harder to come back to recovery. Make it your New Year's resolution and try to stick with it. I wish you the best during the holiday season!
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