Southampton dad with history of drug abuse died from overdose — (Southern Daily Echo)

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Southern Daily Echo

Monday 9th September 2013

A HAMPSHIRE dad who had a history of taking heroin and other illegal drugs died of a mixed drug overdose, an inquest heard.

s, Southampton, but despite numerous attempts to resuscitate him, he died hours later in Southampton General Hospital.

Southampton Coroner’s Court heard how the 48-year-old, who lived in Albion Towers in Golden Grove, had an “extensive history” of misusing drugs and at times was known to be using between £40 and £50 of heroin a day.

His doctor George Hoghton told the coroner that there had been concerns in February about his abuse of painkillers and that a health visitor had “concerns” about his children’s welfare when he was using drugs.

A post-mortem revealed that Mr Khan had fatal levels of various drugs in his system, including an antidepressant and Tramadol, which is a pain suppressant.

Deputy Coroner Gordon Denson ruled that the cause of death was a mixed drug overdose and concluded that Mr Khan died on June 9, due to dependant drug abuse.