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Cocaine Cut With Fentanyl Can Kill Users Almost Instantly hit the streets

Cocaine Cut With Fentanyl Can Kill Users Almost Instantly hit the streets

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, or painkiller, that was first developed in the 1960s. The properties are similar to morphine but fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent. It’s also 30-50 times more potent than heroin. It is a schedule II prescription drug.

Doctors mainly prescribe fentanyl to cancer patients, patients experiencing severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery. In surgery, doctors use fentanyl to help prevent pain after the surgery is over.

Street names for fentanyl include Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash.

How is Fentanyl Taken?

Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl sold illegally includes powdered substances, spiked on blotter paper, mixed with or substituted for heroin, or as tablets. People using it in these forms can swallow, snort, or inject the fentanyl or place the blotter paper in their mouths absorbing it through the mucous membrane.

Why is Fentanyl Dangerous?

One of the biggest factors in the lethality of fentanyl is its high potency. The potency is so high, and deadly, that a microgram amount has the ability to kill someone. It can stop a user’s breathing which potentially leads to death.

Unfortunately, this opioid now is in the center of yet another spike in opioid crisis and opioid-induced deaths. Nowadays a new danger lurks for drug users, even those who are not actively seeking Fentanyl. It’s now finding its way into Cocaine and there is a rise in overdoses.

What can you do if you or your loved one needs help?

There are many resources available to learn more about the condition, how to treat it and where you should go to get the help.

One of the best and most reliable resources is SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

When choosing an Alcohol Rehab Center it is extremely important to check the accreditations and licensure of the facility, check the website, staff, and reviews online.

To live a sober successful life a person needs to not only overcome the physical aspects of the Substance Use Disorder, but also the mental aspects while acquiring the coping tools and knowledge to succeed.

This is exactly what Meridian Treatment Solutions does in a unique way with our 3-pronged treatment - a combination of Personalized Care, "Mind, Body and Spirit" and Tools & Skills.

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