Overdose deaths are at record high this year as deaths due to fentanyl or a fentanyl analog. Anahi Ortiz, the Ohio county coroner, told ABC News “Fentanyl has just gotten into everything. We’re seeing fentanyl in cocaine, fentanyl in methamphetamine, we’ve seen black market oxy with fentanyl in it. It’s just everywhere,” she said.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a prescription drug that is also made and used illegally. Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids. Tolerance occurs when you need a higher and/or more frequent amount of a drug to get the desired effects.
Yes, a person can overdose on fentanyl. An overdose occurs when a drug produces serious adverse effects and life-threatening symptoms. When people overdose on fentanyl, their breathing can slow or stop. This can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, a condition called hypoxia. Hypoxia can lead to a coma and permanent brain damage, and even death.
Yes, a person addicted to opioids of synthetic opioid’s like fentanyl can get help and after treatment and a good support system like I.O.P or Sober Living (Recovery Homes), they can start a new life. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, please give us a call toll free 1-800-430-2995, Angel Intervention Services specializes in helping people find sobriety and live a sober healthy life.
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