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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 months ago

Opioids have been used for a long long time, but how come now opioids deaths are spiking at it's highest rate?

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  • y
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    As the report on the opioid epidemic almost a year ago tells us. Street drugs like Fentanyl have become so cheap and the supply so large. It overtook the number one reason for opioid addictions, even though our congress decided to target docs and such even after their own numbers already show. The legal pushing/prescribing of opioid pain meds is way down and no longer the cause of the epidemic.

    The more using, especially with the newer drugs that are stronger, the more OD's that will occur. You also have to add in that many that do OD now a days, it is not their first. They were saved with narcan previously, some half a dozen times. Add to that, the free substitutions like methadone and such. Less reason to actually get off. Free needles, some places have safe areas for shooting up. The focus has been to prevent deaths, not get them clean anymore. More addicts = more OD's.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The war on drugs made it profitable to lace them with poison

  • 5 months ago

    Fentanyl. As addicts have a hard time getting their fix through prescription medication, they turn to street drugs. These drugs often have fentanyl.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because big pharma has been aggressively marketing to doctors and getting them to sign more prescriptions than ever.

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  • 5 months ago

    Fentanol is new.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Fentanyl (correct spelling) has been around for about 60 years.

  • 5 months ago

    Because they aren't dying from the opioids. They're dying from the things they're cut with, or the stronger drugs it leads them to, like Fentanyl

  • 5 months ago

    It's God's way to say he is angry with conservatives.

  • Stoo
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They've been aggressively pushed by big pharma, leading to dependence, and in searching for a cheaper more potent high, addicts turn to the streets, where heroin laced with fentanyl can very easily kill you.

  • 5 months ago

    Several reasons:

    1. Doctors overprescribed them after drug manufacturers aggressively marketed them;

    2. New forms of opioids that are cheap to manufacture were developed for the black market.

    3. The newer opioids tend to be more dangerously addictive than earlier opioids.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Opioids are handed out like candy more so that ever.

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