How the Media Ignores Alcohol's Contributions to Personal Disaster
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As drinking slows down and health improves, as recovery becomes a mainstream phenomenon and understanding of addiction grows, it would make sense for alcohol’s effects to be more frequently reported in the news. That’s not happening. Alcoholism is still the unmentioned force behind many major stories. Alcoholism is also often a well-kept family secret; we seem to want to keep it a national secret.