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Why would an alcoholic fight to find a place to go detox and then drink the minute they completed it?

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September 30, 2009 4:04PM

Because alcoholism is a disease of compulsion, with physical and psychological characteristics that develop over many years. People do not become alcoholics overnight, and they are not cured in a few days. It is easy to ask for help, but less easy to put into effect the difficult self-denial and reorientation involved in abstaining from one of the most addictive drugs known.