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Special Report: Alcohol related deaths double in the North West

At the start of Alcohol Awareness Week, our correspondent Mel Barham has a series of reports in which we are all being urged to re-examine our relationship with drink.

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Grieving Mother's warning after alcohol claims her daughter's life

Debbie's daughter Vicky died after a long battle with alcohol. Credit: ITV News.

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:

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