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On the Verge

2021 and 2022 haven’t been the easiest of years to maneuver through. Many are recovering in some way from the damage that “Covid” did, job losses, career changes, bank accounts dwindling, etc. I experienced all of that and more yet, as humans, we push forward and do our damndest to find a way to come out the other side victorious. We might get a little beat up but we made it! Some are not so lucky….

Luck has zero to do with this story… I mentioned losses in the last year or so. My family and many others have dealt with a crisis that is overtaking our state and country and yet it is rarely talked about and rarely in the news. Fentanyl is a killer.

Killer. I think of a crazed person with a gun opening fire. Killer. I picture someone hiding somewhere and jumping out to stab a person. Picture this instead. Fentanyl. Maybe you do not know what that is. Let me educate you a bit and I quote What is it? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico.”

Also, fentanyl is showing up in cocaine and just about any street drug . One pill can kill you, one line of cocaine can end your life. This potent drug is running rampant in high schools, colleges, concerts, events, and playgrounds. It is an epidemic and not slowing down. Every year the numbers are rising of accidental deaths yet we don’t talk about it? Most likely because the majority of these drugs come from Mexico. Our open borders do not help the cause…I ask again WHY do we not talk about this?

I am. I’m putting the warning out there to everyone I know. Please share with EVERYONE you know! Don’t buy it, don’t try it. Dont think “ it won’t hapoen to me.” Well, IT touched my life and everyone close to me and we will never be the same!

Please talk about uncomfortable topics with your kids and anyone you love! As a country we truly need to focus more on awareness and treatmen. Love one another…

National Alliance for Mental Health 1-800-273-8255

You can also text NAMI to 741-741

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