Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Causing Rise in Overdose Deaths

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Drug Addiction, Opioid Epidemic

Overdose deaths continue to increase across the nation and an increasing number of those are linked to fentanyl-laced heroin. People who are addicted to heroin and other opioids might not even realize that they are buying heroin that has been laced with the deadly Fentanyl.

There have been an increase of street drugs that are laced with Fentanyl because Fentanyl is cheaper than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine generating bigger profits for drug dealers.

Unfortunately, Fentanyl is highly deadly and even the smallest dose can cause overdose and death. When Fentanyl is mixed with heroin, the chances of death are even higher because Fentanyl can kill within minutes of an overdose. Fentanyl has also been laced in other drugs including ecstasy, cocaine, and oxycodone.

If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, now is the time to seek treatment. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the gold standard of opioid addiction recovery, proven as an outcomes based treatment that decreases opioid use, opioid-related overdose deaths, criminal activity, and infectious disease transmission. MAT medications like methadone and buprenorphine (also known as Suboxone or Subutex) are now considered “essential medicines” according to the World Health Organization.

New Season is a MAT based program, meaning that the whole patient is treated with the use of both medications and counseling. If you or a loved one need help, New Season is here to help you every step of the way. To set an appointment, call our 24/7 hotline at 1-877-284-7074 or to find a location near you, visit our locations page.

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