Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Hooked on Painkillers

Doctors in the UK are prescribing record doses of highly addictive painkillers. Around four million people are now taking opioids - drugs that are closely related to heroin. Reporter Declan Lawn meets patients who have been hooked on painkillers for years and he goes inside the NHS clinic helping them kick the prescription habit.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Nov 2015 00:50
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
ReporterDeclan Lawn
ProducerSteven Hobson
Executive ProducerAndrew Head
EditorCeri Thomas