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Hidden health concern: Moms who use alcohol to cope with children, everyday stress

Nobody is quite sure how common it is, because it's often not reported until there are tragic consequences. (File Photo)

Mental health counselors say it's often considered the acceptable escape, but many are no sounding the alarm as a hidden health concern in women continues to rise.

Nobody is quite sure how common it is, because it's often not reported until there are tragic consequences.

"Everybody says it's OK, but for me, within three years I was full blown alcoholic," said Kim Boles, a mom in recovery.

Coming up on KBOI 2News on Wednesday at 10 p.m., medical reporter Liz Bonis takes a look at moms who use alcohol as a harmless habit to cope with the kids and everyday stress.


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