The synthetic drug fentanyl was created almost 60 years ago as a painkiller and there’s no doubt it works it’s 50 times stronger than heroin but as well as being dangerously potent it’s also highly addictive which has now transformed it from painkiller to plain killer in the US a national emergency has been declared because of an epidemic of fatal fentanyl overdoses deaths whi include entertainment icons Prince. Tom Petty and Michael Jackson, it’s the ease of the access to the drug which is responsible addicts don’t need to meet a dodgy dealer in an alleyway to get a hit rather they simply make an appointment with their local gp and ask for a prescription
the drug he and so many are after is the highly addictive painkiller fentanyl and doctors know just how dangerous it can be but invariably they’ll hand you a script for the drug the use of fentanyl in the community has gotten out of control just how dangerous is fentanyl it kills people, people from all walks of life, kills people all the time , it killed over 100.000 people on America in 2021
A friend grew into a big strong and talented rugby player at 16 the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself a scholarship to play gridiron in the US. He knew it’s a brutal sport and injuries took a toll on him so to help with back pain he was prescribed heavy painkillers
because it was prescription drugs but things weren’t okay an opioid dependency quickly developed put him into rehab of all places
tragically that’s where he discovered fentanyl a painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine, but in the end Rehab couldn’t help him and ended up ODed and dying, times that by 100,000 and you get how terrible a loss this is to everyone. The crisis is so serious that they get hooked and they end up trying to feed their habit by doctor shopping or getting a hit somewhere on the black marketwhen you get desperate for the drugs you have to start living for fentanyl, i don’t think any addict does wants to die or does it because it’s fun they basically have to take the drug to survive and you’re pretty determined that something good comes of this tragedy, i truly believe that the more people that understand how dangerous it is then hopefully it won’t happen to anybody else People who have lost loved ones to fentanyl as an example here we have a family whose daughter also overdosed on fentanyl and a sister was killed by prescription drugs doctors have to stop prescribing these lethal drugs It’s so popular now you know you know patience
isn’t it the doctor’s job to decide whether or not it is handed out it’s a very difficult situation in particular when it’s difficult to alternatives to strong painkillers such as fentanyl. is fentanyl an appropriate drug for back pain for hip soreness no it certainly isn’t for cancer pain it is appropriate to prescribe fentanyl in particular when you’ve tried other medicines before but certainly for patients who just have
lower back pain you know patients who just have a sore hip you know fentanyl certainly is inappropriate some doctors are already drawing a line in the sand with fentanyl how dangerous is it ?, highly dangerous there is a schedule a drug that is quite
addictive and that it is misused
The recent Covid pandemic has made things worse when drug addicts are isolated and ready to try anything to feed their habit. The Us death toll is greater rhan any other nation around the world with other countries like Canada and Austalia coming having a high death toll also. The epidemic started more rhan 15 years ago with doctors allowed to prescribe much more addictive drugs like oxycon for pain management, this created a large market of people who were using a addictive drug, the everyday person who you wouldn’t normally use drugs or even think about it. Once these people were hooked in this drug, drug dealers took advantage of this situation and introduced drugs laced with fentanyl, a cheap way to increase the effectiveness if the high. The Chinese were able to produce such a synthetic drug on a large scale and was imported into the Us to supply this now growing market.
In the US it is thought there is a pill for everything and through the wonders of medical science this will fix my problem and with the advertising on TV this has been the mentality of the average person. However these magic pain killers are only meant to be used for a short timre not for long term chronic pain.
The following are the different ways that illegal fentanyl is offered for sale: as a powder, as little candies dropped on blotter paper, in eye droppers or nasal sprays, or as tablets shaped to resemble actual prescription opioids.
Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA are among the substances that are combined with illegal fentanyl in this practise. Because many people are not aware that fentanyl has been added, this is very risky.
Fentanyl functions by attaching to opioid receptors in the body, which are located in parts of the brain that regulate pain and emotions. Extreme joy, sleepiness, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, tolerance, addiction, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, and death are only a few of its side effects. The tremendous potency of fentanyl significantly raises the risk of overdose, particularly if a drug user is unaware of this fact. They can underestimate the dose of opioids they are taking, resulting in overdose. Naloxone is a medicine that can be given to a person to reverse a fentanyl overdose. Multiple naloxone doses might be necessary because of fentanyl’s