It was a heartbreaking read. The Christmas Day story of seven-year-old Lucy hiding under a bed from her alcoholic parents while she listened to a fairytale stuck especially in my mind.
Cold, alone and with no presents, the helpline was the only comfort for that little girl.
As Labour’s health chief, I have nothing but praise for Nacoa, the charity which provides that helpline.
Read more from Jon Ashworth for The Express here: https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/893454/Alcoholism-Jonathan-Ashworth-MP-Personal-pain-fuels-mission-fight-alcoholism