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Alcoholism is not exclusive to men


Last updated 5/1/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – In late 2013, television journalist Elizabeth Vargas, known for her work on the television news magazine “20/20,” as well as her role as anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight,” made headlines of her own when she left that network’s popular morning show to seek treatment for alcoholism. The news came as a shock to many viewers, not only because Vargas was a successful professional who had risen to the top of her field but also because few people associate alcoholism with women. While the stereotype of an alcoholic may suggest an old man of failing health, w...

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