More Moms Are Turning To Alcohol After Kids Are In Bed

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A National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration report shows the number of women arrested for drunk driving increased by 30% between 1998 and 2007. Many of these women are mothers who are largely keeping their addictions a secret while they lead functional lives and hold down day jobs. Pulitzer Prize-winning St. Petersburg Times writer Lane DeGregory wrote about addicted mothers in her Working Mother magazine article, "Addicted Moms: Everybody Knows Somebody."

This segment aired on November 9, 2010.


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