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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment for Women
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50x more potent than heroin and 100x more potent than morphine. In its legal form it is most commonly prescribed in cases of extreme pain due to cancer in patients and anesthesia during surgery. It can be illegally made and manufactured (IMF) and is often sold on the streets mixed with other drugs like heroin or cocaine. Illegal fentanyl abuse is linked to the recent increases in opioid related overdose deaths since it’s often pressed into counterfeit pills and mixed with other drugs without the user’s knowledge.
According to a recent study, statistics show that in 2018 more than 130 people in the United States die every day from opiate addiction. Opioid Addiction (and Fentanyl abuse) — has reached epidemic proportions in our country. The death toll from opiate overdoses has exceeded that of car accidents and gun-shot wounds. We are facing a national crisis that is not only a public health concern—it overflows into social and economic welfare as well.
Fentanyl Abuse and Other Drugs
Fentanyl gets cut into drugs — often heroin — without users’ knowledge. In 2016, nearly 70% of the nation’s deaths involving fentanyl abuse also involved one or more other drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, according to a recently released study. The scariest statistic is that some fentanyl is so strong it doesn’t respond easily to Narcan, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses.
“The illegally used fentanyl most often associated with recent overdoses is made in labs. This synthetic fentanyl is sold illegally as a powder, dropped onto blotter paper, put in eye droppers and nasal sprays, or made into pills that look like other prescription opioids.”
Casa Capri Recovery
Our program offers the highest quality care for women struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions in Southern California.