Vì sao các cầu thủ bóng đá sợ tramadol: 'Nó là thuốc độc -- gần như giết chết tôi'
Last week, every footballer (cầu thủ bóng đá) in England and Wales received an email warning them about a painkiller (thuốc giảm đau) that, until now, they might never have realised could put them at risk (gặp nguy hiểm).
The warning came from the Professional Footballers’ Association and, to put it into context, the drug in question, tramadol, is described as “evil” (ác quỷ) by one of the players who has found out the hard way how dangerous (nguy hiểm) it can be.
... Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland says he 'should have died' after 'taking the equivalent of six shots of heroin a day' during a grippling drug addiction.
Kirkland, who retired from football in 2016 after an 18-year professional career (thi đấu chuyên nghiệp), has been open about his battle (cuộc chiến) with depression (chứng trầm cảm) and mental health issues (vấn đề sức khỏe tâm thần) throughout his life. The one-capped ex-England international previously revealed Tramadol - which is now set to be put on the banned list by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - left him 'thinking he was going to die' after suffering sleepless nights (đêm mất ngủ).
The 42-year-old received help from his close family - including wife Leeona and daughter Lucy - after opening up on an illness that nearly took his life. Kirkland has now spoken about the extent of the drug and how he knew was in "trouble" after three months of taking it.