Steph will share her bat­tle of booze tips

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STEPH Davis is set to front a show about booze ad­dic­tion.

The Hol­lyoaks ac­tress, 25, has pre­vi­ously been left on the brink of sui­cide by al­co­holism.

Now she wants to help oth­ers who are bat­tling the dis­ease.

Steph said: “I’ve re­ceived so many mes­sages and I re­ply to as many as pos­si­ble. One girl was sui­ci­dal but then com­pletely turned her life around and en­tered re­hab. She said ‘this is all down to you’.

“I’m in talks to do my own TV ED GLEAVE

doc­u­men­tary about ad­dic­tion in young peo­ple. I want to help be­cause the dis­ease takes lives.

“If my pain has helped other peo­ple then it’s all worth it.”

Steph’s life was left in tat­ters be­cause of her booz­ing.

In 2015 she lost her job on Hol­lyoaks amid ru­mours she was drunk on set.

She said: “Look­ing back, I wasn’t in a good place. I just walked out. My head kind of fell off. My gran­dad has can­cer and was very poorly. And I lost my beloved nan the year be­fore and wasn’t cop­ing very well.

“I thought in my head I needed a break. But now I know I had a se­ri­ous prob­lem and all I wanted to do was block ev­ery­thing out.

“It was such a re­lief when some­one sat me down and told me what was wrong.”

Af­ter a spell in re­hab, Steph is off booze and back on Hol­lyoaks as minx Sinead.

AD­VICE: Steph Davis

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