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Lethal needles

 Sorgenfri - Norway 23 August 2019

Norway has one of Europe’s highest rates of narcotics-related deaths. Every week, five people die from drug overdose. Four out of five drug deaths are related to opiate-injections. But that’s not what Adam is thinking about as he sneaks behind Trondheim Cathedral to get his fix of morphine. Sorgenfri’s Trond Ola Tilseth discovers why addicts in Trondheim are willing to risk all for a lethal high. (1527 Words) - By Trond Ola Tilseth

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Norway has one of Europe’s highest rates of narcotics-related deaths. Every week, five people die from drug overdose. Four out of five drug deaths are related to opiate-injections. But that’s not what Adam is thinking about as he sneaks behind Trondheim Cathedral to get his fix of morphine. Credit: Trond Ola Tilseth

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Norway has one of Europe’s highest rates of narcotics-related deaths. Every week, five people die from drug overdose. Four out of five drug deaths are related to opiate-injections. But that’s not what Adam is thinking about as he sneaks behind Trondheim Cathedral to get his fix of morphine. Credit: Trond Ola Tilseth

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Sigmund, a drug user in Trondheim, Norway, has survived 16 overdoses. He says many of his friends have not been so lucky.Credit: Trond Ola Tilseth

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Sigmund shows the names of his dead siblings tattooed on his arm. Credit: Trond Ola Tilseth

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A drug user in Norway hides pills in his boot. The country has one of the highest rates of narcotics-related deaths in Europe.Credit: Trond Ola Tilseth


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