akes in our lives. I suffer from acute anxiety so I think it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to some form of chemical relief. I am desperate to come off these drugs which I buy off the internet. Why is there no one I can turn to for help. Every time I try to decrease the dosages my mind takes me to terrible places and very close to taking my own life. I often see heroin addicts picking up their daily dose of methadone at my local Boots Pharmacy. They drink it there and then and are off on their merry way again, benefiting from the slow release of this heroin substitute. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but sympathy for addicts of all descriptions. Painkillers are opiates from the same family as heroin so why is there no help for me? I feel lost and helpless which is hard to admit for a 56-year-old man. My GP would never agree to help me as he stereotypes me and just thinks that I am after something else to give me a high. All I want to do is lead a life that is not dominated by taking pills all the time. I have to take quite a few just to get out of bed in the mornings. The feelings are unbearable. I can't go out or face anyone until I am well-dosed up. I don't know who to turn to for help. Does anyone know of or heard of anyone in my situation who has received some genuine help? I would be so grateful to know. I am a good person and just want to feel well again and lead a normal life . . . Please can someone help me?