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One in five children live with a drunk parent

A cross-party group of MPs have revealed new figures showing one in five children live with a parent who drinks too much - and are now working on an action plan to help Britain's 2.6 million innocent victims of alcohol addiction.

The figures - which also showed that children who grow up with alcoholic parents are more likely to drink too much themselves - proved that most councils in the UK don't have a strategy in place to tackle the issue.

We speak to MP Liam Byrne, who set up the group and knows about the subject all to well as his father drank himself to death. Also on the sofa was Josh Connelly, whose father also died of alcohol abuse - and he tells us how he became suicidal after developing his own drink problems, which he knew he had to curb once he became a father himself.

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