Forget Heroin, Dealers Now Sell Pure Fentanyl

fentanyl overdose

Donald Trump has just declared the opiate crisis a public health emergency and for good reason. The problem with opiates is getting worse each day and the fight against drugs seems to be a never-ending battle. Dealers originally mixed fentanyl with heroin as a way of making the heroin stronger and more addictive. As years went on, headlines on most major newspapers declared fentanyl a huge problem and kids and adults alike started overdosing almost every day. Overdoses weren’t just segregated in the poor neighborhoods. Now, no family was safe. Overdoses became so prevalent throughout the U.S. that OD’s happening on a daily basis was “old news.” As with any epidemic, if you don’t kill it, it gets worse, and that’s exactly what’s happened.

Instead of just mixing fentanyl in with heroin to increase its potency, dealers have now evolved to the next level which is not selling heroin at all. Dealers have forgone heroin and are now selling pure fentanyl in some major cities, according to the DEA. The Bronx, New York is just one of those places where drug addicts huddle in virtual “open air” drug markets where drugs are sold and used, right out in the open. Addicts have been overdosing not on heroin, but on pure fentanyl. The dealers don’t care, however, and have been seen dragging overdose victims into alleys or dumped on city streets for the authorities to find and deal with. That’s sick. The dealers don’t care if you live or die, just as long as you give them your money. Where has our humanity gone? Right in the pockets of drug pushers, that’s where.

Our families aren’t safe, and our kids aren’t safe. No one is immune to this crisis and people need to get rid of that “it’ll never happen to me” attitude because the fact of the matter is, it can, and it will unless you’re very proactive about staying away from drugs. Our society is going down the tubes fast and it's mostly drugs to blame for it.

Be careful what you decide to take. When it comes to drugs, it’s “buyer beware.” Drugs are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

AUTHOR

Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself, he brings real-world experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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DRUG EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION