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Last Updated: Tuesday June 29 2010 14:12 GMT

Life with an alcoholic mum

Emma Spiegler

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Emma Spiegler grew up with an alcoholic mum, so she understands how lonely life with an alcoholic parent can be.

She wanted to share her experiences to help others feel less alone in what, for some, can be a living nightmare, so she set up a website called Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP).

The website gives young people affected by other people's addiction a place to go for advice and support.

Emma was 10 years old when her mum started having problems with alcohol and says she found it really difficult to cope with. Watch the clip to hear Emma's story.

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