What are warning signs of alcoholism relapse?

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Warren Thompson, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Warning signs for physicians that a patient has relapsed include missing appointments or attending AA meetings less frequently. Warn patients to avoid testing themselves, particularly early in sobriety. Encouraging involvement in exercise and other leisure activities also is helpful.


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