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Fentanyl Awareness Day

Posted on Aug 19, 2022 at 0:00 AM

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is approximately 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. It is inexpensive, widely available, highly addictive — and potentially lethal. Drug traffickers are increasingly mixing fentanyl with other illicit drugs—in powder and pill form—to drive addiction and create repeat customers. Many fentanyl poisoning victims are unaware that fentanyl is in the substance they are ingesting.

According to the CDC, an estimated 107,622 people in the United States died of drug overdoses and poisonings in 2021, with 67 percent of those deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Only two milligrams of fentanyl is a potentially lethal dose.

New Horizons Behavioral Health SMILE Program (Saving Many Individual Lives Everyday) located at Midtown Recovery,Boxwood Place, in Columbus,Georgia, offers Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in to adults18 an older in a trauma-informed caring setting. Call 706-569-0727 if you or a loved one are in need of help with Opioid Use. 

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