Deaths linked to a drug readily prescribed on the NHS have elevated dramatically after claims it has flooded the black market.
Pregabalin, used to deal with ache, nervousness and epilepsy, is being bought illegally to addicts and brought with different medicine similar to heroin, resulting in overdoses.
BBC Information meets addict Martin Hopkins from Plymouth, Devon, as he takes the drug.
In 2012 there have been 4 deaths linked to pregabalin, final yr there have been 111.
Filmed and edited by Patrick Clahane.
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