As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage our nation, the number of overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl has reached record-breaking levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were nearly 92,000 deaths from overdose in 2020, 21,000 more than ever before. By June of 2021, synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl, were involved in…
The fact that the United States is in the midst of an “Opioid Crisis” or an “Opioid Epidemic” is old news. Statistics are staggering when we look at the number of people who are addicted to opioids and the rising number of opioid deaths each year.
Over the past 15 years communities have been affected, families destroyed, and thousands of individuals have died during the ongoing opioid epidemic. In only six years, statistics show that the rate of overdose deaths doubled from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016.
What is 50 times more potent than heroin? What is 100 times more powerful than morphine? Same answer to both questions, Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a strong synthetic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be medically used for pain relief and as an anesthetic.
The very first time it made me feel the way I wanted to feel all the time and from that moment on I did everything I could to make it happen.