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Nothing glamorous about drugs, says coroner.

A coroner yesterday warned against the dangers of glamorising drugs following the death of a Birmingham man.

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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