The son of an alcoholic from Wiltshire has been speaking to ITV News about the desperation his family was in during the worst of his father's drinking.
It comes as there are growing calls for the introduction of a minimum pricing for alcohol in England after the go-ahead was given in Scotland.
In the latest of our series Dying for a Drink, we have been hearing the stories of people whose loved ones struggled with alcohol.
For Josh Connelly from Royal Wootten Bassett, growing up with an alcoholic father meant his childhood memories are filled with pain.
In his early teens, Josh's anger led him to start drinking himself. However, now he is 5 years sober and he volunteers for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics known as NACOA which is based in Bristol.
The organisation which is the only one of its kind in the country operates a free phone line for people in need of help and support, often it's the children themselves who call.
Homelife can also be devastating for the parents of alcoholics.
Hannah McGugan battled alcohol addiction for 16 years. Her mum Cathy describes it as a desperate time
Hannah entered recovery 5 years ago and, with the support of her family, has now rebuilt her life.