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A family problem: Loved ones often more affected by alcoholism than the addict

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At her worst, "Jane" of New York Mills, avoided family gatherings.

"I knew I was going to get drunk, and I didn't want to do it in front of my family," says the 47-year-old who asked to remain anonymous to adhere to the principles of her 12-step recovery program.

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If she did go, she snuck drinks when she thought they wouldn't notice.

"When nobody else was drinking, I was in the closet drinking," she says.

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