DEA Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign as Overdoses Cripple the Nation

DEA Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign as Overdoses Cripple the Nation

Government Drops Bombshell New Epidemic

(AmericanProsperity.com) – COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic impacting Americans. There’s something else killing too many people: opioids, namely the synthetic opioid fentanyl. It’s become such an issue that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has launched an awareness campaign.

The DEA also designated May 10 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day, hoping to bring more attention to what the DEA Administrator, Anne Milgram, called the “single deadliest drug threat” the US has ever had. In her statement, Milgram mentioned that “no community is safe” from the opioid, whether it be a major city or rural town.

The DEA Administrator added the agency needs to do whatever it can to raise awareness and prevent further drug overdose deaths. According to Fox News, fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. The news outlet explained drug dealers sometimes use synthetic opioids to mix with other drugs, making them more addictive to create repeat customers and drive up sales.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between April 2020 and April 2021, there were 100,306 drug overdose deaths. Of those deaths, 75,673 were opioid-related deaths, primarily driven by fentanyl overdoses.

The DEA noted in their statement that it only takes two milligrams of the potent drug to kill an adult, making it extremely easy to overdose. That’s why the DEA is doing what it can to raise awareness and hopefully put an end to this horrible trend.

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