Brenda Wilhelmson, Mom And Recovering Alcoholic, Talks Addiction And Recovery On 'TODAY'

06/30/2011 02:30 pm ET | Updated Aug 30, 2011

"More than 5 million women in the US abuse or are dependent on alcohol" many of whom are young, seemingly successful and happy mothers. This morning on TODAY, Brenda Wilhelmson, author of Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife and mother of two, talked about her descent into alcoholism -- "I woke up every day with a hangover," she said -- and how having her second child helped her embark on the road to recovery.

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