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“I didn’t realise I’d soon be having the last conversation with him”


Content warning: This story contains references to death, alcohol use and other sensitive issues.

Since Rachel’s son Dylan passed away at 26-years-old from alcoholic liver disease, she has ensured his legacy will inform real action to help others facing alcohol harms.

At 18, Dylan developed a dependency on alcohol to cope with mental ill-health, but by his mid-twenties “it had taken everything from him”.

Watch Rachel share Dylan’s experience and explain why she’s calling for health warning labels on alcoholic products.

To read more from Rachel, check out her article on the legacy Dylan wanted to leave.

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