She had never smoked, never took any drugs, ” I had alcohol a little easier, anyway.” Yet, after six years of ups and downs, stops and relapses, Lucy is a formal (the name has been changed) : “I’m addict and I can no longer get out alone. “For this 34 year old woman, the encounter with the opiate drug took place six years ago, after an operation of the eyes. “I was wrong, the ophthalmologist prescribed me with Dafalgan codéiné,” she recalls. Immediately, I was hooked. The decrease in pain, but also a healing body, a well-being. But I stopped at the end of the treatment. It is a few months later, during an attack of neuralgia that I started. “This time, engineer a medical, not satisfied with the requirements. “It’s become a crutch. If I had pain somewhere, or a sudden slack, it was good for me. First sporadically, then regularly, and then every day. In a few months, I became addicted. Without product, I was missing : heat flashes, muscle pain, tension peaks… I could not stand to be like a drug addict, I decided to stop. “

little by Little, it decreases the doses and eventually wean yourself off of the product. But when a new episode of neuralgia, she consults with a friend rheumatologist. “He offered me Tramadol. I told him that I had been addicted to the codéïne but he reassured me : it has nothing to see. And I plunged back. In worst. The product is much more powerful. I have tried several times to stop but the crises of lack are much more violent. I take every day, I plan my boxes when I’m traveling. The product makes me less and less effect. I take more and more. I’m at the maximum dose daily allowed. Except that it’s been two years then it should not exceed one week. “How does it the drugs ?” I’m going to…