11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Female Alcoholics: Their Secret Lives

The numbers are troubling: An estimated 17.6 million adults in the USA are either alcoholics or have alcohol problems, according to the National Institutes of Health. By some estimates, one-third of alcoholics are women. Yet if you were to ask a woman's friends and family if she has a drinking problem, they might very well say no.

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