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https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/rise-fentanyl/

Opioid abuse has become the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. The bloodline of this epidemic has spread to regions all across the country, but Interstate 95 serves as its main artery. Stretching from Florida to Maine, the Interstate is home base for drug traffickers, and it's where cameras follow the trail of death and devastation in the sobering documentary The Rise of Fentanyl.

Produced by The BBC, the film is a follow-up to another documentary which first aired two years ago. Revisiting the same locales, the filmmakers discover an environment that is many times more distressed and lethal than before.

In Baltimore - the heroin capital of the United States - overdoses are nearly 10 times higher than they were in 2013. Here, an addict named Anna was recently released from jail on a prostitution charge. She's determined not to use needles again, but her resolve is quickly diminishing as she walks familiar streets. Advocates do their best to feed and clothe people like Anna, but they know that many of the souls they attempt to nourish are destined for the morgue.

In Florida, an addiction recovery specialist struggles to keep pace with a worsening epidemic. One of her patients is a young mother who nearly succumbed to her addiction shortly after her baby was born.

A drug-addled neighborhood in Philadelphia has been declared a disaster zone. The filmmakers follow EMT workers as they work to revive junkies who have collapsed on the street. This kind of occurrence is sadly routine.

In Manchester, New Hampshire, detectives perform undercover surveillance, and demonstrate how the drugs are transported and distributed in the center of otherwise quaint and unassuming communities.

Some of these communities were gripped by heroin abuse decades ago, but fentanyl is a game changer. It's much more potent than heroin, cheaper to buy and easier to procure. People are dying at an alarming and unprecedented rate. "If you aren't troubled by this epidemic," says one public official, "then you aren't paying attention."

The Rise of Fentanyl is a crushingly sad look at the worst public health crisis in the history of America.
 

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The Rise of Fentanyl is a crushingly sad look at the worst public health crisis in the history of America.

The same problem in Canada as Vancouver has been in a tough situation for a while now with a staggering number of fentanyl deaths. All cities are now affected up here.

Everyone even remotely related to an opioid user has been asked to carry a naloxone kit.....they are free. This kit is saving lives..


https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-naloxone-kits-free
 

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its a tragic situation
its only a matter of time before I am adversely affected
a Soldier in my unit
or I become a victim of theft
 

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and other groups that want to make a profit
it isnt exclusively the Chinese
its very sad.
 

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its a tragic situation
its only a matter of time before I am adversely affected
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Maybe, maybe not. Fentanyl may make it less likely you will be victimized. It's a lot cheaper than heroin.
 

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Top purity coke supposedly used to have kilo bricks embossed with something. La Reina = the queen, with the head of a princess, so the customary stretching and re rocking into kilo bricks, which noobs think it haven't been touched, hasn't yet happened on this side of the border.

Coke cut with fentanyl is a scary proposition.
I heard the Mexican mob used to spray cheap weed with formaldehyde in the old days, for a bigger, but decidedly unhealthy rush :eek
 

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Speaking as a recovered good old fashioned alchie, why anyone would want to touch any of that shit is beyond me....
 

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Around L.A., smoking heroin aka chasing the dragon is said to be prevalent among young Armenian's from well to do families.
I could never see the point of people taking a hit, only to fall into a silent stupor.

To keep the large percentage of young Iranian's docile, the prices of opium and heroin are being kept extremely low by the mullah kleptocracy.
A balloon measure of H is cheaper than a vending machine soda.
 

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^ Beer Street and Gin Lane 21st Century style.
 

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Speaking as a recovered good old fashioned alchie, why anyone would want to touch any of that shit is beyond me....
During the 90's doctors were prescribing opioid based painkillers like Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, like they were M&Ms. Patients were doing nothing but following their doctors instructions and taking a prescription for 8 weeks of pills and becoming horribly addicted. They would tell their doctor that they still needed the pills to control their pain and ask for a refill.

From there it was easy to get a diagnosis of "chronic pain" and get an endless refill of opioid painkillers. Once you're on them for awhile, it's very difficult to get yourself off of them. Doctors had no incentive to help as they would often make money under the table by keeping prescriptions filled.

We're talking about tens of millions of Americans over the past 30 years becoming physically addicted to painkillers. Most of them had no underlying issues with addiction or self destructive behavior. They were just prescribed medication from their doctor as a routine measure to control pain and then following directions.

To this day, millions are still permanently on legally obtained opioids and hopelessly addicted. Millions more can't get enough from their primary doctor to satisfy their addiction and either doctor shop for multiple prescriptions (much harder to do now) or else buy black market drugs, including street heroin.

In 2013, I had a major operation and was prescribed opioid painkillers while I was in ICU. I knew the risks of addiction and as soon as I could tolerate it, I demanded to be taken off and treated with NSAIDs as an alternative. Even after only about 2 weeks, I could feel the physical craving for the opioid meds when I was weaned off of them. I didn't even like the way they made me feel. It was just that when they were gone, I wanted them back.
 

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During the 90's doctors were prescribing opioid based painkillers like Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, like they were M&Ms. Patients were doing nothing but following their doctors instructions and taking a prescription for 8 weeks of pills and becoming horribly addicted. They would tell their doctor that they still needed the pills to control their pain and ask for a refill.

From there it was easy to get a diagnosis of "chronic pain" and get an endless refill of opioid painkillers. Once you're on them for awhile, it's very difficult to get yourself off of them. Doctors had no incentive to help as they would often make money under the table by keeping prescriptions filled.

We're talking about tens of millions of Americans over the past 30 years becoming physically addicted to painkillers. Most of them had no underlying issues with addiction or self destructive behavior. They were just prescribed medication from their doctor as a routine measure to control pain and then following directions.

To this day, millions are still permanently on legally obtained opioids and hopelessly addicted. Millions more can't get enough from their primary doctor to satisfy their addiction and either doctor shop for multiple prescriptions (much harder to do now) or else buy black market drugs, including street heroin.

In 2013, I had a major operation and was prescribed opioid painkillers while I was in ICU. I knew the risks of addiction and as soon as I could tolerate it, I demanded to be taken off and treated with NSAIDs as an alternative. Even after only about 2 weeks, I could feel the physical craving for the opioid meds when I was weaned off of them. I didn't even like the way they made me feel. It was just that when they were gone, I wanted them back.
Sorry to digress,
During the years I lived in Iran, at parties, with anyone from children to grand parents around, there usually is a dedicated space with pillows on the floor, a samovar with hot tea and honey sweets (to help keep blood pressure up) a low barbecue looking thingy with clean burning charcoal, long locking tweezers to hold a charcoal piece, one or two opium pipes, and opium, which comes in round sticks, apx the diameter of a small finger, and about 12 cm long. I am told the top quality (used to be called aryamehr) still has a long stamp with the picture of the last shah. The resin is quite hard, they just cut a ridge, and a round tablet like piece will pop off.
People who try to tell you they smoked opium with tobacco or in a regular pipe are full of B.S., as opium directly exposed to fire / flame etc will just burn off.
Persian type opium pipes have a hardwood stem with a hollow round porcelain ball at the end, which has a tiny hole on the surface. Once the porcelain head of the pipe has warmed up a little in the ashes of the charcoal fire, a piece of opium will stick next to the hole towards the smoker, then glowing charcoal is held from the opposite side of the hole near (not on) the resin. Now the smoker blows air into the pipe, making the charcoal hotter, and heating the opium to a vapor stage. Once the resin bubbles, the smoker inhales. Not as complicated as it sounds.
In that part of the world, opium has been around for centuries, with no social stigma attached.
Actually, a doctor over there is likely to prescribe opium for pain management. A friends father of retirement age suffered from high blood pressure, the doctor prescribed a apx cigarette filter length piece of opium to be smoked through the day. Such measured smokers tend to get quite old, as opium slows down the whole body (its not a euphoric 'buzz' drug).

Btw, Armenians, Azeri's, Iranian's, Turkomans, Kazakhs in the US get their opium from Mexico.
Few Persian weddings here are celebrated without it.
It has been cultivated in Guerrero, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, and Oaxaca, since the arrival of Chinese workers to build American railroads.
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Simple chemistry weaponized by the People's Liberation Army.
According to reports, Mexico's traditional poppy growers have seen the price of kilo of opium paste drop from $1,000+ to $270, a result. of the influx of cheap Chinese made Fentanyl.
Opium paste is the base for Morphine and Heroin
 

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^ Didn't know the opium poppy was indigenous to central / South America and that opium going was "traditional" in Mexico... Coca yes, opium no?
 
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