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CLIP 10187

Alcohol - Liam's story

Alcohol - Liam's story

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Key Info
  • Alcohol - Liam's story
  • Duration: 02:25
  • Liam was just five years old when his father started drinking heavily. He remembers how his father's personality changed through drink, and he sometimes became violent. Tragically Liam's father committed suicide, despite having tried to seek treatment for his problems. Liam is a teenager now and is getting on with his life. He tries to remember his dad fondly. Even though alcohol is a legal drug, Liam says he thinks it destroys families and lives. This clip was first published on BBC Newsround Online on 30 June 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Drug Education

  • Keywords: alcohol, alcoholism, drug abuse, addiction, bereavement, family, parents, domestic violence, suicide, mental health
Ideas for use in class
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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