Nothing glamorous about drugs, says coroner.
Dr Richard Whittington said there was nothing glamorous about drugs or drug taking and said drugs were a dangerous habit.
He was speaking at the inquest on 26-year-old Mr Karl Roberts who was found dead in the bedroom of his Castle Bromwich home, where he lived with his parents, on April 25 this year. He had taken a lethal cocktail of heroin, methadone and alcohol.
Dr Whittington said: 'Young people think that drugs and drug taking are glamorous, they are not.
'It is a very dangerous habit where relationships become broken up and lives are lost.
'People believe they can control drugs but drugs control them.'
Dr Whittington recorded a verdict of death caused by dependence on drugs.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Aug 31, 2000|
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