Marie Borremans is an investigative journalist, writer and audio-maker.

She prefers making stories that push the boundaries: between documentary and essay, between prose and poetry, between text and sound. She wrote for MO*, Knack and De Standaard and published in the Sampler 2019 of Das Mag and Tilt! Inc.

Foto: © Marianne Hommersom

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Prescription addiction

BRUSSELS - 1 in 10 Belgians uses heavy painkillers such as oxycodone, tramadol and fentanyl. Effective painkillers, but with a high addiction risk: about 8% of everyone who comes into contact with opioid painkillers becomes dependent on them. The longer you use, the higher the risk. Research journalists Laura Dhaese and Marie Borremans focus on the patient's perspective: how do you get rid of an addiction to painkillers and what kind of care can you get?