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FEB 07, 2013 - Time

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Being Ashamed of Drinking Prompts Relapse, Not Recovery

Embarrassment over an excessive-drinking session doesn’t necessarily lead to more sobriety. In a study of alcoholics and relapse rates, researchers found that the more shame-ridden a drinker looked when talking about drinking — interpreted through body language like hunched shoulders — the more likely he or she was to relapse and the more drinks he or she downed during that relapse. Researchers, led by Jess Tracy of the University of British Columbia, studied 105 people who had been in recovery from alcoholism for six months or less, recruited from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in ... Read More

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