Rugby players are growing increasingly addicted to prescription painkillers like Tramadol, Tony Adams has claimed.
The ex-Arsenal player, who will become the next president of the Rugby Football League this summer, said rugby league players were stockpiling the drugs from the GP and topping them up with pills bought from the internet.
The former England centre half told the Telegraph his Sporting Chance charity has helped 400 rugby league players wean themselves off prescription painkillers since 2011.
“Tramadol is the new drug of choice,” said the former Portsmouth manager, who battled addiction to drugs and alcohol throughout his playing career in the 1980s and 90s.
“We’ve helped over 400 rugby…