Functioning alcoholics on their road to recovery

Many people see alcohol as a way to relax and socialise. But for some, it becomes the only way they can get through the day.

Women especially can feel the stigma of admitting they have a problem with drink, so many struggle in secret.

Meet a mum, student, and city worker – now in recovery – who all know what it’s like to be a functioning alcoholic.

If you are affected by the issues in this film, there is help available. BBC Actionline has a list of organisations that may be able to help on addiction and suicide.

Produced by Amber Haque

Edited by Richard Kenny