Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic
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This is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history. From the basics, to the crisis, to the statistics, these are the need to know facts about the unprecendented crisis. WatchMojo counts down 5 things you need to know about the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Just for kicks, Watchmojo should switch this somber background music to whatever music they used for “TOP TEN HOTTEST CELEBRITY DAUGHTERS”

  2. As a recovering heroin and cocaine addict i assure you that this problem is only going to get worse before it gets better and that really scares me. How many people are gonna have to die before our state officials and government do something effective to help those who need it? It really upsetting. But one misconception about it is people like to say “Well just stop doing it…” its really not as easy as it sounds. With opiods at first it really is just recreation and just to feel warm and cozy, but after you have been doing it for maybe a week or 2 straight or even a couple days here and there you develop this nasty, annoying and sometimes painful sickness. You wake up and your sinuses are severely congested not being able to breathe out of your nose and/or you get severe pain in a part of your body and the only thing that helps is to do some so it goes away and by that time you will be stuck in what i call the circle of death with which without seeking help only leads to pain, suffering and lastly death. Its that last stage of opiod addiction that really hurts the most because that person shouldnt be put down even more because they have a problem and just get riddled with hate cause that doesnt make it help at all. Death isnt something anyone deserves and its not only horrible that this person has died but its even more horrible that these familys now have to deal with a lost of a child, spouse, mother/father, brother/sister or even a friend and its fucked up because that death from opiods is completely preventable with love, care and treatment but our government wants to fuck you over with crazy ass insurance costs and beyond that the facilities they wanna take you to do not care one bit for your health and just for your money and the regulations for these places neglect the fact that most of these half way houses just allow this stuff to go on in the buildings and people come out of them right back where they started. I pray to god how lucky i am that i havent succumbed to this addiction and also lucky and proud to have done it my own way, on my own will, and my own terms. MARIJUANA has helped me so much with it that i cant even begin to explain how unharmful it is and how much shit people, especially in the religious community(even worse if you live in the south and you or your family are religious), give it when they never tried nor gave up 5 min of their lives to do a little research on it…. thanks big tobacco and Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Regan’s Drug Crackdown, they both set back Medicinal Marijuana 100years from big tobacco and 30+ years from the Regans in the 80’s & essentially made drugs even more problomatic than it already was. The War on Drugs is over and America lost….

    If you need help go to a family member you can trust with all of your heart and work out a plan to get you the help that you need. And please for the love of god do a shit ton of research on the treatment centers you are considering, you can never be too sure or too careful. And also remember there is somebody who loves you and you dont want to leave them in this fucked up world alone and broken hearted that can never be fixed. <3

  3. Greedy Pharma lied to doctors, saying their pain pills weren’t addictive. Doctors prescribed them like no tomorrow presumably making money. And there you have it. Greed. Big Pharma is making billions out of this. Doctors got rich. Once the patient is cut off from legal pills, or they can’t afford it then they turn to illegal drugs. Hence the current situation. It’s all about greed.

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