Sometimes, in the wake of so many news stories about the destructive power of these drugs, we tend to forget that opioids were initially developed to help people feel better. None of us can argue that, without opioids, recovering from surgery could potentially be fatal in certain cases, while chronic pain would be unmanageable. However, in this sense, we are talking about legal opioids. What about the drugs that are currently inflicting a boatload of harm on the streets of our country, the drugs that are completely illegal? For today, let’s take a closer look at the most dangerous opioid painkillers on the street.
1. Grey Death
Over the past couple of years, officials have declared this opioid to be the most dangerous of them all, a terrifying truth when you consider the long lineup of dangerous synthetics. Named after its eerie color (which cannot be fully explained), Gray Death is a fatal mixture of fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-47700 that resembles powdered concrete. Due to the toxic nature of its components, victims will definitely overdose after taking even a minuscule amount of this cocktail of death.
Possibly the deadliest of the fentanyl group, carfentanil is a powerful painkiller that was never designed for human use. In only the rarest of cases, veterinarians use this synthetic to tranquilize huge animals like elephants, so imagine how much damage this drug could inflict on a human being. Here’s a preview of this drug’s potency: carfentanil is 10,000 times stronger than its base, morphine.
Here is an unsurprising entry on the list. Like some of the most highly addictive painkillers, fentanyl was originally synthesized to help cancer patients battle pain, particularly those who are opioid-tolerant. Overall, this painkiller is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and is often used to cut heroin, creating a cheaper and more dangerous product for dealers.
Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid use disorder is easily one of the most terrifying substance use disorders on the planet, mostly because opioid addiction partially stems from a large number of drugs that are legally regulated by the federal government. For decades, our country has suffered beneath the weight of dangerous synthetics and legal painkillers, and millions of Americans have suffered from addiction throughout the 20 years the crisis has been brewing. However, you can make the right decision by taking a stand against your addiction and regaining your health and happiness.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of opioid withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.