Many people suffer from addiction in our world, and it’s important that we all help each other get the right treatment and help they need in order to curb their addiction and get better. Fentanyl in the United States has become increasingly deadly. The Opioid Epidemic is a major issue and more and more people are falling to tragedy and other physical and mental health problems. The one thing people don’t realize is that many drugs including prescription drugs are now being laced with Fentanyl causing people to have health problems that lead to death.
We have to be aware of these dangers when addiction settles in. We need to get help for ourselves or our loved ones right away.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a type of opioid that is actually stronger than Morphine. Morphine and Fentanyl are used in hospitals for pain relief from major surgeries or severe injuries. The way Fentanyl has rocked the United States is that it has been a major part of the drug trafficking industry. What seems to be Heroin is actually Fentanyl disguised as Heroin. Having an addiction to any drug can be very dangerous when Fentanyl is involved. Many drugs are being found to be laced with Fentanyl, and if taken can result in fatality or severe health complications.
Fentanyl in Marijuana (Weed)
There has been an increase in Fentanyl-laced weed (Marijuana) around the country. Overdoses and health complications have occurred from people smoking or consuming Marijuana that has been laced with Fentanyl. According to the Hartford Courant, “Exactly 1,200 people died of some sort of drug overdose in Connecticut in 2019, a nearly 20% increase from the prior year, mostly attributed to the continued rise in fentanyl deaths mixed with other drugs, including a muscle relaxant for horses.”
Many people believe Marijuana is a drug that will not create an addiction for them. What people don’t realize is that it definitely can be for many people. Marijuana Use Disorder is a common occurrence for many people. This can put you at a higher risk of coming into contact with Fentanyl, which is never a good thing. We want people to know that there is no shame in getting help for your use disorder or addiction before it becomes crippling. No matter what stage of addiction you’re at, Cypress Lakes Lodge is ALWAYS HERE TO HELP.
Fentanyl Laced in Other Drugs
There have been plenty of tragic deaths over the past several years with accidental overdoses with addiction. Many of these cases have been found to involve the use of drugs that have been laced with Fentanyl. We can take a look to Mac Miller and Tom Petty’s Death for examples of Fentanyl overdoses. Without looking at celebrity tragedies, anyone is susceptible to accidents. The best combatant to this problem is to seek help from a professional. Even if you know someone who is addicted to a drug or is potentially addicted, you can seek help for them.
- According to the CDC, “Reports indicate that increases in synthetic opioid-involved deaths are being driven by increases in fentanyl-involved overdose deaths, and the source of the fentanyl is more likely to be illicitly manufactured than pharmaceutical.”
- According to the CDC, “In 10-state study, almost 57% of people who died from an overdose tested positive for fentanyl and fentanyl analogs also tested positive for cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin.”
If addiction is haunting you, don’t wait to get help. Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that can easily be laced with other drugs. Go and get the help you need to get rid of your addiction for good!
Seek Addiction Treatment and Therapy Right Away
We understand that it an addiction or use disorder can be difficult to overcome, but we also know that there is never a time to give up hope. We can help you or your loved one curb addiction. Cypress Lakes Lodge staff consists of a medical team, counselors, and a staff that is compassionate, supportive and willing to help you make your life free of addiction.
If you or a loved one is seeking help with addiction, contact Cypress Lakes Lodge at 409-331-2204 today!