Devon NHS concerns over alcoholic women

The NHS in Devon has said it fears there is a hidden problem in the county with women suffering from alcoholism.

It said it believed some women were too worried to admit to the problem because of the stigma attached to it.

Graham Shiels, from the NHS, said some women would fear having their parenting skills scrutinised.

Anyone concerned about their alcohol intake has been advised to contact Alcoholics Anonymous which via its 24-hour helpline on 0845 769 7555.

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