The article was written by David Cohen and it is in todays' Evening Standard.
He doesn't mince his words nor tell you exactly how it happened, no, he certainly doesn't, for the tragic tale is there in all its' hideousness.
The legal prescription of the drug was given to him to counteract pain after surgery but perhaps what was not given to him by the doctor was a verbal warning about how highly addictive these opioid drugs are.
He was a man who had worked hard and achieved a lot. He has a wife and five children, whom he was educating privately.
He started and was running a well respected company in London. But his addiction to this drug has caused chaos and utter mayhem in his life and the loss of almost everything.
Luckily for him, he was able to get 'clean' with the help of an addiction clinic and his daily attendance of NA, Narcotics Anonymous, he has remained so and has started on the road of putting his life back together.
It is a story that we all should read and pay great attention to, for pain killers can and do kill more than just pain.
They'll kill you.
March 16th, 2018.