Mum opens up about alcohol addiction

Jacqueline lost her place at university and job to alcohol addiction. Credit: ITV News

The shocking reality of the role alcohol plays in people's lives has been revealed in a new study, which found more than 55,500 people in our region have a dependancy on drink.

One woman from Bristol who's currently fighting to overcome her alcohol addiction has told ITV News she believes the true figure is even higher. She also fears the number of alcohol related deaths will rise following funding cuts to vital treatment services.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol, support information is below and you can find services local to you here.