Some People Can Reduce Drinking Instead of Giving Up Alcohol Altogether: Expert

Contrary to common stereotypes, some people who drink excessively can learn to reduce their drinking without giving up alcohol altogether, according to the Director of Addiction Services at North Shore-LIJ Health System.

“We need to think about alcohol dependence and excessive drinking on a continuum, with lots of shades of gray—it’s not a black-and-white issue,” says Jon Morgenstern, PhD, who is also Associate Vice President of Substance Abuse Services at North Shore-LIJ.

Dr. Morgenstern recently spoke about treating problem drinkers who want to reduce but not quit drinking at a meeting of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine.

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Will Savage

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