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Fentanyl killed my friend. She died three years ago on my birthday. If you are someone who hasn't done Fentanyl but is considering it - DON'T. Even if you are already addicted to other drugs or even other opiates, don't make your bad situation worse. If you are already addicted there are probably more people than you realize who are willing and able to offer you help. But you have to want it. Really, really want it. It will probably be the hardest thing you'll ever do, but you CAN do it.
It’s sad to see everyone still demonizing fentanyl. I can’t imagine my life with chronic pain without it. Why should they stop making the drug when some idiots abuse it when so many people like me actually need it.
IF UVE NEVER BEEN ADDICTED U DONT HAVE A CLUE HOW HELLISH IT CAN BE! U DONT WANT 2 FIND OUT! THIS LOOKS PLEASANT COMPARED 2 ALL OF THE INTRICACIES THAT ADDICTION BRINGS. CANT FIT EVERYTHING N2 A VIDEO. NO DRUGS
I honestly don’t know why they are complaining ! They choose to drug themselves nobody forced them! It digusts me beacause they use other people’s money to feed their addiction ! They signed to their deaths the minute they decided to do drugs and they can only blame themselves for it.
for me the fact that I never tried heroin is because I worried "what happens if I really liked it?" Obviously, some people are just past that point and are looking for something to dull the pain. My heart goes out to them
I used to have a 30 pill a day habit... that i supported by selling these pills... opiate addiction is... the worst thing a person can go through and i would not wish it on my worst enemy... im lucky i died while using with a friend and she got me an ambulance and i was brought back with 2 shots of narcan... death and homelessness was my rock bottem i went to detox then a 6 month jail term for drug trafficking and went cold turkey off methadone and fent... jail was the best thing that ever happened to me... i will always be an addict women money partys.. whayever it may be and i found the best thing for an addict is routine... i got a well paying trade job 6 days after being released from jail and have never looked back... i go to the gym 5 days a week and between my career and the gym, thats how i stay grounded... ill pray for all those stuck in this battle... trust me it wasent long ago that i thought id never be normal again... you can do it! Keep fighting, your worth it!!!
“You don’t need money for this, this is health care.” WOW. That line just floored me. I have so many friends who have died or OD’d who at one time or another literally begged for help and couldn’t get it because they couldn’t afford the insanely expensive rehab. The American health care system is broken, and everyone wonders why we have the worst opioid epidemic. It’s because people can’t get help. Even the free health care system here (Medicaid) is useless for addicts. Either Medicaid doesn’t cover rehab, or the facility doesn’t accept Medicaid. They’re screwed either way. The few facility’s that are free have such a long wait to actually get a bed that most people just give up on it.
I took a CPR and first aid class and we were warned that if the person we were helping seemed to have suffered a drug overdose, then we must absolutely not touch them with our bare hands because some drugs can be absorbed through the skin, the warned us specifically about fentanyl.
That fucking doctor is a joke he's just giving them other drugs that are just as bad methadone and suboxine are in the same class ..he gets a nice big paycheck from all those visits everyday..he's no better and they will let you stay on it forever methadone kills alot of people also.methadone is higher on the opiate scale than Oxycontin .the 2 highest on the opiate scale is methadone and fentanyl..but this fentanyl coming from china is deadly strong and assholes are making pills of all different kinds out of it..how many people died thinking they were taking a oxycontin but it was a lethal dose of fentanyl..
BTW mr "zero clue drug counselor" the withdrawals are the hardest part by a long shot of getting over PAWS (post acute withdrawal syndrome). Once, someone is past that then they will have very hard time, but they are not constantly trying to get more of a substance, so if in proper care they are far less likely to run away, rob, steal, degrade their body, etc, and they can managed
it is ridiculous to start with this rookie drug counselor saying "just have the will power"... if will power were the reason then we would have almost no addicts, as 99% of everyones "will" comes to a point to that is means way more than the addiction. however, the neurology part of addiction proves 100000x over and over that addiction is stronger than any one persons' will. So, young frug counselor guy... way to put yourself in the spotlight and show you have NO CLUE what you are talking about. this is a kid you are dealing with... what do you say to the woman/man who has lost their partner, job, kids, income..... <-- just "WILL IT" fire this guy as he should be be a receptionist at best. IF ANYONE needs guidance towards people that understand this goes way beyond will power (the mother/father of and addict, the son/daughter, the addict, the family member, then please reach out to me and I will do my best to give you resources.
---BTW I love VICE, but putting this guy on really was an editorial nightmare and who ever ok'd this as the center of this this story should have been fired as they have no business, skills, ability, knowledge, or even a good journalism degree, let alone a chance to make it in this industry.... Recommended for McDonalds burger flipper... CHECK
yea...for sure.. that doctor really seems like he cares and has a good heart....its nice to see people like that..the way he describes the addiction really gives me some understanding..and i need understanding...me.. being a hardcore recovering meth user..
There public school system puts out X amount of money on you. Your parents raised you and put out a huge X k amount of money. $X.xx is going out constantly on you bc most ppl care to have functioning adults and they start young so humans have a good, strong foundation. Children, my advice is to not touch a drug, stay in school and focus on learning. Find a field of study that either you're really good at or you find interest in. Focus on that. Keep clean friends. Ppl who do drugs may seem to need you, but they need someone in the healthcare field. Keep hanging with them, you will eventually become like them, so go away from them to live your life clean and be a productive member of society. I'm hearing these ppl say they are spending $100,000/year. No wonder people are homeless, it's not that they can't make money, it's what they are spending the money on. No wonder crime is up, they are telling you they will do anything to get drugs. No wonder there is little to no value to life. When you don't care about your own, you're not able to care for someone else's. Stay off the drugs, you'll be ok. That's been my motto for as long as I've known that drugs existed. Don't touch drugs... Stay away... Far away... If you see friends and family on drugs, get them into a hospital but stay away and love your life free of all the drama. The only help you'll find out there, is the help you've provided for yourself by not ever touching drugs in the first place. You may have friends who you want to have fun with so they'll do the drugs with you, but they will not be there while you're trying to get clean.
Legit coming from using as a social thing or "for fun" I could.pick it up and put it down regardless of any after effect.. mind over matter.. just have to want to stop.. there were times my mind would tell.me.. I want to give up and just stay higg.. never gave in.. you know why.. bc my well being meant more.. addicts knowwww 100% it will only take a few days and you will be over any detox feeling physically.. America enables this shit.. they need boot camps for addicts .. probably change the game 100% stop being weak.. tough love is needed..
Fentanyl is a hell of a drug. Tried it a few times in my struggle with opiates and it is really powerful and easy to overdose. The reason why people overdose often on fentanyl is because it is manufactured as oxycodone but in reality it is fentanyl and fake pills. I know a lot of people in my "abusive years" who ended up dead after taking this drug.
In general people should stay away from drugs and especially opiates, but if you ate using drugs dont try this one.
First time I took fentanyl it was the most incredible experience I'd ever had. It makes heroin look weak and I was fixated instantly. Luckily I got off it and I'm currently on a drug detox program and it's been almost a year. Can't go back though the withdrawal is 10 times that of heroin it makes you wanna die but hey If I can get off it after years on it then anyone can
Here’s how to solve this...parenting straight up. I grew up middle lower class single mom oldest sibling and she always taught me and scared me away from ever trying any pill or hardcore dangerous drugs. She was open about all drugs. I use marijuana and some psychedelics every now and then but that’s it just do not try this shit in the first place bc I can imagine how addictive it is once you do. Btw these police are nice as shit in Canada lmao
Its a horrible thought, but i think they make them wait a few months to get into treatment because so many people need it but maybe they need to narrow the field of who they can help and the only applicable way is to see who is willing to start the treatment on their own before they dump recources into the addict via treatment facilities.... I hope thats not the case but i personally feel like it is
now a days drugd are so fill of mentality self high like they be selling a smokable turd and people be like of i get so high smoking this turd ... people we in the last days the last days of petroleum.. the day will come when there be no oil .. and we all will be in the streets living like our ancestors...ir they dont clone petroleum we are doomed in the next 50 years.... what happened to venezuela... they sold all their petroleum so that the rich stay rich and the poor would cost them thousands of bills just to buy a beer... dopamine is feeling the hole in u ... like dopamine naturally comes when u fill ur hunger feel happy and loved and cared about ... drugs are just like cigarrets legally reuined lives... but oh well ill see yall humanity the day oil ends... and dont worry we still got rain grass to feed animals and to feed ourselfs.. making homes out of the many dirt their is in the world ... we just wont have the utilitys of petroleum.... but we have earth that gives us food and maintains us... their will be the end of goverment... and we gunna live back to homosapians
Methadone and suboxone is the ONLY way to detox and get clean - I work with these patients everyday and there's no reason for the situation that I just saw with the young man saying the recovery is harder than the withdrawal - that's A LIE...and how depressing and even suicidal someone could easily slip into being told that. All I can say to those who don't get this or understand why you just can't "quit" is this scenario: Lets say you will die if you don't stop breathing for 5 minutes. Try to keep holding your breath and not breath, you may make it a minute, it will become uncomfortable, impossible, and just not even fathomable. But keep holding your breath, if you really want to live, you can do it, just 'quit' breathing. Yes this scenario is silly, but it's the only one that 'normies' can get this. methadone/suboxone will block the opiates if you use, and it removes the cravings, and will loosen the grip physically so you can then be strong enough to mentally take hold of your sobriety. It works. I have been clean for 32 years now and it still seems like yesterday - but after getting clean, I went back to school, and decided I would help others with their treatment, detox and recovery - and those I treat say it helps that I've been where they are physically having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak. Also Arresting their way out of this issue has never worked, never will, it's just a money making scam for the govt. as a whole. By the way, I never used illicit opiates for recreation or to 'get high', I was prescribed by a dr. and took as prescribed, and after several dental procedures, they were over, so I stopped taking the pain meds. Boom, got sicker than I've ever been in my life, nearly died. I never even smoked a cigarette! So I know it can happen to anyone, even people who would never used 'illicit' drugs. People do get inured, car wrecks, get sick, so it can happen to those and does I see it too many thousands of times. and P.S. I'm no better than the ones who end up on illicit opiates, I could have gone that route had I not been so naive and young.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.