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What Do I Need To Know About Fentanyl?

Drug overdoses have been seemingly taking more and more lives every year. Many of the overdoses are partly due to a more intense drug than the user initially took called fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is highly dangerous. Translucent, odorless, and tasteless, it is impossible for opioid users to know when they are…

What is Fentanyl?

The increased number of overdose deaths from opiates is due in part to the ubiquity of fentanyl. Many drug manufacturers choose to use fentanyl as a way to strengthen other opiates, but because of the extreme potency of fentanyl, this often leads to immediate overdose upon use. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate about 80 times…

How Dangerous is Fentanyl?

The recent increases in overdose deaths all across the United States are caused, in part, by fentanyl. Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous synthetic opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin. The drug rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier, providing a short but intense effect. Even…