Druglink article 2010 – Coming of age by Chris Drouet

Chris Drouet, writer and co-founder of drug user magazine Black Poppy, died of a drug overdose at his London flat in December. His death, aged 60, was a surprise to those who knew him – he had built up a tolerance to opiates after decades of regular methadone doses. Erin O’Mara, a close friend and colleague of Chris, discusses how long term addiction is taking its toll on Britain’s rapidly ageing opiate users.

Coming of age (PDF)