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WESTPORT, CONN.--The alcoholic woman is a problem that is peculiar to no particular type of living. But in the affluent suburbs, there are some subtle differences. Money helps mask the problem and delay effective treatment.

"In a community like ours, it's easier to cover up," said Marie Fitzsimmons, director of the Alcoholism Guidance Center in Westport. "There's money for liquor, for psychiatry, for a housekeeper, all of which may work against coming to grips with the reality of alcoholism."

For the alcoholic woman, the automobile, the lifeline of suburban living, is also a... Login to read more
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