Fentanyl can be deadly – get help or help someone you love

Published 12:57 pm Monday, November 22, 2021

If you have heard of Fentanyl, you might already know how deadly it can be. Fentanyl has many pharmaceutical names such as Actiq, Duragesic or Sublimaze. Fentanyl can be up to 50 times more potent than morphine. It is used to increase the potency and profit of heroin and can also used in making Fentanyl-pressed fake Oxycodone or Fentanyl-laced Xanax. Because of the potency of Fentanyl, as little as 0.25 mg has been found to cause a fatal overdose.


Perhaps the best tool when dealing with an addict of any kind is knowing the signs of drug use. Since Fentanyl users are playing Russian roulette with their lives, it is essential to observe the symptoms and act quickly. Early intervention can avoid the heartache of legal issues, medical problems, and in the worst cases, death.

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Signs of Fentanyl use include are:

  •  Drowsiness
  •  Confusion
  •  Constipation
  •  Weakness
  •  Dry mouth
  •  Constricted pupils
  •  Unconsciousness
  •  Slowed respiration
  •  Decreased heart rate
  •  Nausea
  •  Sweating
  •  Flushing
  •  Confusion
  •  Stiff or rigid muscles
  •  Tight feeling in the throat
  •  Difficulty concentrating


In the event, you know someone using Xanax, heroin, or illegally sold pain pills, you should take the needed steps to get them into drug and alcohol treatment. Many street drugs have been found to contain Fentanyl, including fake prescriptions pills. Educate your loved ones about the dangers and talk to them about getting help. Even one dose of Fentanyl can cause a fatal overdose.


If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, it is vitally important they get help before there is a tragedy. Contact us for assistance in getting treatment for your loved one.