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Lauren says she also drinks to numb her pain and has often driven drunk. "With drinking, you can create your own reality," she says. "Sometimes people say things that hurt your feelings. Instead of dealing with what they're saying or making a change, you just want to forget about it."

Lauren says she's ashamed that her kids have found her passed-out on the couch after her binges. "I don't want them to see me like that anymore," she says.
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Published on May 11, 2006

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