Dr. Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., psychologist in New Jersey, and co-host Jennifer Russello, parent in New Jersey, discuss the shameful secret that lives among more American families than you know; Alcoholism. Historically alcoholism was rampant among men, in particular, the fathers of our children. However, more now than ever, women in general and mothers who drink are on the rise. The difference is that women hide it, whereas men drink openly and make no excuses. But there is an alarming number of children in the United States living with a parent who abuses alcohol on a daily basis. Statistically, it’s single moms who are hitting the bottle pretty hard. But the happily married Mom’s are also struggling to battle their demons of addiction, while keeping their families together. Join us as we explore the underlying reasons why Moms are drinking, the shame, the secrets, the dangers of this disease and how it is impacting the American family. Alcoholism is a prominent component of the “Perfect Family Storm,” that stirs up more than just the olive in the martini.
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