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Can Alcoholism be Cured?

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Updated February 14, 2014

Question: Can Alcoholism be Cured?
Answer: Not yet. Alcoholism is a treatable disease, and medication has also become available to help prevent relapse, but a cure has not yet been found. This means that even if an alcoholic has been sober for a long time and has regained health, he or she may relapse and must continue to avoid all alcoholic beverages. (See also Alcoholism: Getting the Facts.)

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