Most addicts can't say no to their substance of choice, especially once it's in their system. A social drinker with a good relationship with alcohol can go out and have one glass of wine, then stop. Wandzilak explains that a sign of addiction is that you can no longer predict with 100 percent accuracy when you'll be able to stop drinking or using your drug of choice once you've started.
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Addicts who go through rehab have a better chance of long-term sobriety if they stay in a program for three months or longer.