Dick Van Dyke Opens Up About Battle With Alcoholism: 'It Took Me a Long Time to Get Over It'

January 21, 2016 9:45 PM

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TV icon Dick Van Dyke is opening up about his battle with alcoholism and revealing how his social anxieties led to his drinking problems.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Van Dyke admitted in an interview for "Oprah: Where Are They Now," that he used to drink in order to boost his social skills, which he claims is what ultimately started his battle with alcoholism.

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