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The Shocking Truth: An American Dies Every 10 Minutes. Why Aren’t We Trying a Bold Solution

The Deadly Truth ⁣About Fentanyl

Encountering a billboard boldly stating​ “FENTANYL KILLS” can ​send chills down anyone’s spine. The stark contrast of the ⁤cold, light ⁤blue ⁤script against a ‌black background accompanied by an image of a woman on a gurney creates a somber ⁢reminder of the harsh ⁢reality of opioid overdoses.

A Brush ⁣with Death

An‍ individual who ⁢overdoses on‌ opioids often displays telltale signs like cold, light blue​ lips, a chilling image ⁤that the author ⁣personally experienced.‌ Lying outside an emergency room, barely ⁢conscious, the author recalls the frantic actions of friends, the screeching‍ tires, and the⁢ fading red emergency lights as they were rushed ⁣away, leaving behind a traumatic scene.

The Absence⁣ of Support

The billboard,⁢ prominently featuring city agency logos, serves as a grim ⁤warning in a neighborhood plagued by fentanyl-related deaths. However, it lacks any information on where ‌individuals struggling with⁣ addiction can seek help. This absence of resources highlights the⁤ urgent need‌ for accessible⁤ support systems to combat the fentanyl crisis.

A Personal Loss

The ⁤author shares the heartbreaking story of a friend, Donnie, who tragically overdosed in a sober⁤ living facility. Despite their differing paths, Donnie’s support during the author’s early⁢ sobriety left a ⁤lasting‍ impact. His untimely ⁢death serves as⁢ a poignant ​reminder of the devastating consequences of opioid addiction.

For more information on the dangers of ‌fentanyl overdose and the importance of safe drug supply,⁣ visit this‌ link.

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