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Painkiller Addict - 9780749958060

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  • Product code: AFBGB
  • ISBN: 9780749958060
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.0cm x 15.0cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 06/09/2012

Painkiller Addict (Paperback)

Painkiller Addict - 9780749958060

Cathryn Kemp


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Cathryn Kemp was a successful travel journalist who was struck down by a life-threatening illness. After four years of operations and mis-diagnoses she left hospital with a repeat prescription for fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than heroin. Within two years she was taking more than ten times the NHS maximum, all on prescription. Her family struggled to understand; her boyfriend left her, she hit rock bottom. Discovering she had only six months to live if she didn't give up the drugs she sold everything she owned and checked into rehab. In the treatment centre she was told that she was unlikely to recover from 'the highest level of opiate-abuse in the clinic's history'. To everyone's amazement, she proved them wrong. This is an extraordinarily poignant, vivid and honest memoir. Based on the twenty-four diaries that the author kept during this period, we travel with Cathryn through her hospital agony, descend with her into the hell of addiction and cheer her as she pulls herself out and upwards. It is a love story, a horror story, a survival story, and one that shows only too clearly the very real dangers of the over-prescription of painkillers and tranquillisers. There will also be a resource section for sufferers and their loved ones.

Product Details

  • Product code: AFBGB
  • ISBN: 9780749958060
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.0cm x 15.0cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 06/09/2012

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