Hooked | The dangers of prescription drugs | Sunday Night

Hundreds of Australians die every year, and thousands more are hopelessly addicted. But it’s not ice or heroin – it’s not even illegal.

Prescription drugs – super-strong painkillers – have become a huge problem here and around the world; the kind that killed Heath Ledger, and almost destroyed footy hero Matt Cooper.

Alex Cullen reports on how Matt was one of the lucky ones, saved at the last moment by his wife and his two little girls.

This story originally aired on the 25th March 2018.

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