How Does THIS Much Fentanyl Get into the United States?

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Chinese chemists and drug dealers are the shortest answer to that question.

The drug problem in the United States has gotten far worse since the introduction of fentanyl and cheap fentanyl analogs. China has been mass-producing the synthetic drug for years and it’s been responsible for thousands of deaths across the U.S.

Guanghua Zheng has been involved with one of the largest Chinese fentanyl operations that sells dope to America which leads to overdoses across the nation. He’s been indicted on charges stemming from his role in the Gordon Jin drug trafficking organization that bears resemblance to Mexican cartels, on the other side of the planet. The organization is somewhat proud of their work and the product they sell. There was a recent blog article they wrote claiming responsibility for the sales of a “synthetic narcotic” that’s so strong it’s tied to overdoses.

“It is a fact that these synthetic opioids are responsible for the overwhelming increase in overdose deaths in the United States. And it is a fact that if the People’s Republic of China wanted to shut down the synthetic opioid industry they could do so in a day.”

Zheng is currently wanted by the U.S. Marshalls for his role in the mass-exportation of fentanyl from China to the United States. The U.S. Postal Service also remains on high alert for packages originating from China and to beware of the contents inside. Ohio’s Assistant U.S. Attorney Croning said, “It is a fact that these synthetic opioids are responsible for the overwhelming increase in overdose deaths in the United States. And it is a fact that if the People’s Republic of China wanted to shut down the synthetic opioid industry they could do so in a day.”

It's a fact the drug problem continues to get worse in the U.S., with Big Pharma and China largely to blame for the easy accessibility of drugs, especially fentanyl. I don’t think there’s many people in this country who don’t know what fentanyl is at this point because so many people have died that virtually everyone knows someone who either uses opioids or has died as a result of them. Almost no one has been left untouched by this crisis and the sad part is that each day addicts continue to die as a result of their lifestyle choices and their inability to deal with their issues. Because that’s what drugs essentially are—an escape.

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If we didn’t severely lack the ability to confront our problems and face our demons, drug use might cease to exist completely. Why do drugs make people feel better? Because they do. And the euphoria users get is then used to solve all of their problems, handle all of their fears, and deal with life on a day-to-day basis. What happens then is that drug users fail to adopt and develop any life skills at all, leaving drugs as their only solution. In order to solve the addiction, the person must be taught how to deal with life all over again and formulate better ways to cope with life. Only then can a person find salvation from that which is ruining them. No addict wants to be an addict. No one ever woke up and decided that they were going to destroy their lives and the lives of those around them.

Addiction happens. But it can be handled.


Sources Used:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-did-enough-fentanyl-to-kill-every-man-woman-and-child-in-cleveland-reach-the-united-states-60-minutes

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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