A mother from Liverpool whose daughter died after battling alcohol addiction for 25 years is warning of the consequences of heavy drinking among women.
Debbie White says she'll never forget the shock of being told her 38-year-old daughter Vicky had total liver failure.
Back in 1994, 258 women died in our region from alcohol-related issues.
By 2016 that figured had almost doubled.
WATCH: the second of correspondent Mel Barham's special reports:
Alcohol dependence is a growing problem, yet only 1 in 5 of those are getting the help they need.
The number of people dying due to alcohol in the North West has almost doubled in the last 25 years.