What does "off the wagon" mean?

What does it mean when someone "falls off the wagon"?

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Many terms originally meant to describe symptoms of alcohol addiction can also be applied to addictions of other kinds of drugs.

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Though alcohol is seen in many social settings, it can create serious dependencies that remain with users for the rest of their lives.

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No matter how long recovering alcoholics have remained sober, they continue to fight cravings each and every day.

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Alcohol Abuse

A return to alcohol abuse after a period of abstinence often compromises mental stability and general health.


She fell "off the wagon" means she's drinking again.

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Falling off the wagon typically refers to someone who has attempted to stop drinking but relapses.

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