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Bodywatch; Inheriting Alcoholism

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Inheriting Alcoholism
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

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Series Host: Dr. James "Red" Duke, Health correspondent: Dr. Holy Atkinson, Commentator: T. George Harris Children of alcoholics bear a double burden: they must endure the consequences of their parents' excessive behavior as well as the strong possibility of adopting that behavior themselves. Even when not raised by their biological parents, children of alcoholics run four times the risk of becoming abusers.



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