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Call You and Yours: How has your life been changed by other people's drinking?

Consumer phone-in. How has your life been changed by other people's drinking?

Call You & Yours - How has your life been changed by other people's drinking?

An estimated 200,000 children in England alone, live with alcohol-dependent parents. The government has just announced new support for them, including quicker access to mental health services and outreach programmes aimed at getting more parents treated for their addiction.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said "The consequences of alcohol abuse are devastating for those in the grip of an addiction, but for too long, the children of alcoholic parents have been the silent victims".

On Call You & Yours, we want to hear your experience of other people's drinking. If your parent, or partner or sibling, or even a close friend had a drink problem, how has it affected you? How has it changed your life, your relationships, and the choices you have made?

Email us - youandyours@bbc.co.uk and don't forget to leave a phone number, so we can call you back. From 11am on Tuesday 24th April, you can call us direct on 03700 100 444.

Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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