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.
Drinkline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free self-help group.
Addaction is a UK-wide treatment agency that helps individuals, families and communities manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) on 0800 358 3456 for the Nacoa helpline.