Nestled among England’s greenest lands, are places such as Primrose Lodge. The converted Victorian villa, in Worplesdon, near Guildford in Surrey, sits opposite the village cricket pitch - a smart red brick building, surrounded by trees.
It is also one of a number of discreet clinics treating the UK’s latest major drug addiction: opioids.
Behind closed doors, all over Britain, thousands of people are now addicted to the painkillers prescribed for them by their own doctors. According to new figures published this week by Public Health England, one in eight adults in the UK is currently on one of these drugs, which include co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. There were 141 million prescriptions...
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