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Fentanyl is A New Kind of Overdose


Fentanyl is A New Kind of Overdose

The opioid crisis is killing more Americans than ever before. The combination of the initial lockdown caused by covid, and hardships felt in the wake of this deadly virus has contributed to hundreds of thousands of people turning to opioid pain killers. The enormous difference now is that these opioid users think they are taking oxycodone, but instead, they are ingesting fentanyl. The age of these overdose deaths is alarming. We are now seeing overdoses in people as young as 12 and as old as 75.

This opioid epidemic is nothing new to us, but the difference today is that these users had no idea what they were taking. It has been well documented lately that just two milligrams of fentanyl are enough to kill a person and these new thirty-milligram oxycodone pills that are being consumed aren’t mixed properly by a licensed pharmacist, but instead are being produced in Mexico by a cartel lab. The cartels have discovered that it is much easier to import the ingredients from China to make fentanyl than it is to produce heroin. Not to mention it’s much easier to smuggle across the border into the United States. So, it’s a win-win for the Mexican cartels but it’s a deadly “no-win” for our society. Mistakes are commonly being made in the number of fentanyl doses and we addicted Americans are paying the ultimate price.

What can one take if they are addicted to fentanyl? Well, Suboxone and Methadone are the go-to drugs of choice to keep people from using heroin and fentanyl and overdosing on them. The progression of use for opiates seems to follow this pattern: Oxycodone, Morphine followed by uptake to heroin, then to fentanyl after heroin seems too weak.  Once you get hooked on it, going to a lesser drug or even off of it is nearly impossible. It also stays in the system longer and gets into the body’ss fat cells.

So, if we are lucky enough to survive using fentanyl the chances of getting off it are tough. We here at The Addictions Coach are here to tell you that we have safely rescued addicts from the grips of fentanyl. We have the industry’s most talented and fiercely trained personal sober coaches to walk with you minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day to help you get your life back on track. You can contact us through our website at Life Coaching & Recovery Coaches | The Addictions Coach or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318. Contact us today!

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