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Dry drunk is a colloquial expression which describes an alcoholic who no longer drinks but maintains the same behavior patterns of an alcoholic. [1]

The term is used by Alcoholics Anonymous in relation to feelings of anger, depression and resentment. [2]

See also


  1. D. W. Brook, H. I. Spitz (The Haworth Press, "The Group Therapy of Substance Abuse" , 2002), p.73
  2. AA World Services, "As Bill sees it" (1967) p. vi
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