PAIN Press release Feb 2017

The Painkiller Addiction Information Network (PAIN) charity welcomes the report ‘Highways and Buyways’ released today by DrugWise, which highlights the ‘elephant in the room’ healthcare scandal of addiction to prescribed medication in the UK.

Despite focusing on the illicit ‘street’ drug scene in the UK in 2016, the report also shows there is an urgent and growing issue of dependence upon drugs such as opioid painkillers, tranquillisers and sleeping tablets prescribed by GPs in ever growing numbers, as well as misuse and abuse of over-the-counter drugs such as strong painkillers.

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