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Two million Brits addicted to prescription drugs

Nina Lakhani, reporting for The Independent, asks how an unchecked culture of legal drug addiction has been allowed to flourish, with two million addicted to tranquillisers, and many thousands abusing over-the-counter painkillers.

You know how a man should be able to eat a proper plate of meat pie and chips; well, I couldn’t do it any more.

All I could think about was making sure I didn’t run out of medication. It was the first thing I thought about when I woke up and the last thing before I went to bed. It’s wrecked my life; I hate it.

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