Coronavirus: Alcoholics Anonymous sees rise in lockdown calls

Recovering alcoholics have discussed their struggles coping with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Alcoholics Anonymous said there has been a 300% increase in enquiries, and it is providing addicts with video call meetings and remote one-on-one support.

One former drinker from Dorset, whose partner is also an alcoholic, says the lockdown has led to his fiancé relapsing.

And a 21-year-old in student housing said he is finding it hard being confined around other drinkers.

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Video journalist: Ben Moore

This story was filmed using safe social distancing techniques.