While we always work to ensure the information on this website is up to date and accurate, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the regular updates to government guidelines, we recognise that it may not be appropriate for patients to visit the GP practice for advice regarding your medication. It may be that contacting the practice by phone is more appropriate.

Please bear with us while we review and update our content, and always follow the most recent government and NHS guidelines to ensure your safety. Guidelines can be found at

We thank you for your continued support with the Painkillers Don’t Exist campaign.

“He couldn't get through the day without them.”

Kate’s husband became addicted to codeine after getting injured playing rugby.

“If I missed a dose I’d know straight away.”

Stephen had no choice but to leave his job after becoming addicted to opioids.

“I went cold turkey. It was the most horrific experience of my life.”

Tracie became addicted to prescription pain medication after getting injured at a theme park.

Real stories from people whose lives have been affected by prescription drug addiction.

Living in pain?

Get health professionals’ advice.

Watch now