Home and Away's Justin Morgan to suffer overdose in painkiller storyline

Hannah Lovejoy
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Home and Away spoilers follow.

Home and Away's Justin Morgan will face a life-and-death situation when he accidentally overdoses on painkiller medication.

Justin (James Stewart) has been through a difficult time recently: he got conned out of his life savings along with Leah Patterson-Baker and has suffered a dangerous surfing accident.

Since the accident occurred Justin has struggled with severe back pain and has been taking medication to help with it.

In an attempt to recover fully for the upcoming Summer Bay surfing contest, Justin has increased his dose, which will lead to devastating consequences when Justin experiences an overdose.

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

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Speaking to TV Week, James said: "Justin is really excited to enter the surf comp and feeling good after taking the pain medication.

"But right before he enters, his back flares up again, which causes him to take more medication – he knows that without it the pain will be too unbearable to compete.

"His partner Leah (Ada Nicodemou), meanwhile, has been too distracted to notice Justin is in trouble."

Ever since Susie (Bridie Carter) stole Justin and Leah's money, Leah has been all-consumed with trying to find the woman who scammed her that she has isolated herself from Justin and everyone else.

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

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When it's time for Justin's competition and he doesn't show up, Leah starts to worry and goes home to look for him. When she arrives she finds him in agony and struggling as a consequence of his overdose.

"As he lies on the floor, Justin instantly knows he's overdone it, but he desperately wants to feel like himself again," James added.

Unaware of his surroundings, Justin needs urgent medical attention and Leah tries to take him to the hospital. In frustration, Justin snaps and gets angry with Leah.

Can Leah help Justin and get him to the hospital before it's too late?

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK), with first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR. Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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