A new opioid combination called ‘gray death’ has hit the streets and authorities are warning the public about the likelihood of overdose death, according to Fox News Health. Here is what you need to know about this deadly drug and what you can do to be safe.
What Is Gray Death?
Officials believe that Gray death is a combination of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil (elephant tranquiler). And U-47700 (a synthetic opioid also known as “Pink” or “U4”).
U-47700 on its own has been linked to 46 deaths between 2015-2016 according to NBC News. Fentanyl is about 100 times more powerful than morphine. And carfentanil is about 10,000 times more powerful than morphine. With this kind of potency, these drugs by themselves can be dangerous, but combined, they are proving deadly.
So far Gray Death has been linked to at least 50 overdoses and has been spotted in Chicago, Cincinnati, San Diego, Indiana, and Kentucky. At $10 a pop, The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is giving a strong warning because they believe it will likely be spreading to other states.
To The Addict
If you are an addict who is actively using, gray death may actually seem desirable. This is not because you want to die, but rather because the disease of addiction convinces you that the higher the potency of the drug. The better of a high it will produce – if you don’t overdose first. At this point, many of you are already aware of the heroin epidemic this entire nation is facing and how it is has personally affected you.
We understand the battle you are up against and know that you are not using because of choice, but because you suffer from the disease of addiction. Also, we want to make sure that you are aware that there is a solution and abstinence can and does work.
We have to make this clear because there is a lot of information out there that says getting clean from heroin or any opioid addiction is impossible without the use of long-term drugs like suboxone.
This is a lie and you do not have to live your life under the influence if you are willing to take action. If you are tired of chasing that first high, contact us now. And talk with one of our addiction counselors who have also recovered from this disease.
Call now at 1-800-861-1768 before it is too late.
To The Loved One Of An Addict
If you know your loved one is actively using, then the time to get them help is right now. Overdose deaths are at an all time high, and with drug combinations like gray death hitting the streets, we don’t have enough time to wait any longer. Whether you perform an intervention or call us first, action needs to be taken.
When you were looking for a sign of how to help your loved one, consider this it. You can chat live with us at AddictionHelpChat.com or call us at 1-800-861-1768 24/7. You need to act now, because if nothing changes, then nothing will change and the disease of addiction will win. Do not give up and please reach out to us. Find out how treatment and recovery can work for your loved one, even if they have tried it before.
You Can Recover
The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful. The good news is that it is not terminal if the proper treatment is provided by trained medical professionals. And action by the patient towards their recovery is taken. It is time we stop this disease in its tracks and start talking about the solution of recovery.
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