Fentanyl-laced Heroin Worsening Overdose Crisis


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It’s no secret that there are many drug abusers. And while there are many commonly known risks of abusing any drug, dirty needles, Hepatitis, addiction, etc. but what about the unknown risks.

What Is Really in Your Drugs?

Imagine someone who uses heroin, every single day, knowing their limit and what gets them high. They haven’t run into any problems with their drug use, yet. So they have used all their heroin and go pick up more. Except this time, it’s different. They bought the same amount. Used the same amount. But this time, they overdose and die. So what changed?

Often times, the addict does not know where a drug comes from. Even if a dealer tells you how pure or good it is, how can you be sure?

Drugs come from all over the world. Many times it’s unknown where they originate from or what has been put in them. More recently, articles have been written on heroin being laced with a number of different potent and potentially life threatening drugs. Fentanyl is one of the most common drugs heroin is laced with and even small quantities of fentanyl can be lethal. But wait, there’s more. Heroin has also been found to have been laced with elephant tranquilizers known as carfentanil.

There are many dangerous risks in using any drug but with overdose rates increasing due to laced drugs, it’s even more frightening to roll the dice with using. While there are measures that can be taken to use safely, nothing is safer than not using at all because while you may not have run into problems with using yet—it’s only a matter of time before it all goes wrong.

If you or someone you know is battling with any type of drug or alcohol addiction, do not hesitate to call. Their next time using could be their last time.



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.