Brad Pitt and the New Alcoholism

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On the surface, Seth, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, had a picture-perfect life. He lived in a swanky Midtown apartment with a beautiful wife and private-school-educated kids and made a six-figure salary.

But beneath the shiny veneer, he had a secret: He was drinking more than seven glasses of whiskey throughout the day, starting in the morning, to cope with his job.

“I was taking out significant loans to grow my business, and I needed a way to numb the stress of family life and work life,” says Seth, who started drinking heavily in 2014 and prefers to not disclose his last name for professional reasons.

For a while, no one suspected his drinking problem. In between…click here to continue reading