Aug 25, 2017
Beyond the bottle: Stress and social norms contribute to higher rates of alcoholism in mothers
Wes Pope, CEO and co-founder of The Grove Recover Center of Baton Rouge, says alcoholism among mothers is becoming “so prevalent” in part because it is socially accepted and, in Louisiana, expected.
“It started for us with just seeing one or two [mothers], but our numbers have increased dramatically, especially among females who realize their lives are so tied up in their family they forgot to take care of themselves,” says Pope, who also works as a recovery specialist at The Grove.
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