I’m curious to see how this decade will be remembered in our history books. Will it be the decade that the country was delivered a sobering wake-up call when it comes to the opioid epidemic currently sweeping the country, the years in which we finally started laying the down the blueprint for handling addiction with the care and attention it needs? Or will it only be the beginning of something far more terrible and tragic?
With news stories regarding overdoses being churned out at seemingly every corner as the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the country, there is one word that has become as constant as anything else I’ve seen in these heartbreaking stories: fentanyl.
If you’re reading this in hopes of getting actual information about how to figure out if the heroin you just bought has fentanyl in it, we need to have a different conversation.
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.
When is it going to stop? When are people going to stop dying from fentanyl overdoses? It’s getting a bit ridiculous at this point; people are dropping like flies.
Years ago, the drug known as “spice” became a huge problem. The drug came around in the late 2000’s and its effects were soon felt. Spice was originally looked at as a way to get a legal high that wouldn’t get picked up on drug tests.
Throughout the years, fentanyl has been considered one of the deadliest drugs around, responsible for killing thousands of people who just wanted to get their fix.
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.
This year has brought a lot of bad news in the world of drugs and drug addiction. First, it was elephant tranquilizers being found in batches of heroin across the nation. Then, the number of deaths related to Fentanyl shot through the roof. Now, we have another huge problem looming on the horizon and it looks completely dismal. In Pittsburgh, PA a type of Narcan-resistant Fentanyl has been found in batches of heroin and it’s already causing numerous overdoses and deaths.
Fentanyl has been making news headlines for years in the world of drug addiction. It’s notoriously known as the number one killer drug that is often mixed with heroin to increase its potency and addictiveness.