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Charity encourages painkiller addicts to get help

Fri, 17 Apr 2015


People struggling with an addiction to painkillers have been encouraged to seek help.

That's the message from the addiction charity Motiv8.

Long-term high-dosage use of pills like Ibuprofen can drastically increase the potential of heart attacks.

Over-usage can also result in anaemia, hearing loss, DNA damage and increased rates of miscarriage among women.

Director Thea Ozenturk says painkiller addiction is not uncommon on the Island:

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