Carfentanil, also known as wildnil, is a human-made substance that has the same makeup as Fentanyl. It is ten thousand times stronger than Morphine, and it is used to sedate large animals such as elephants.
This drug is so powerful that one small grain is deadly enough for a human to take. A minuscule amount absorbed through the skin is sufficient to kill instantly.
This same drug caused over forty overdoses and two deaths in just one day, late last year in Cincinnati.
In less than a month, it caused over two hundred overdoses and more than eight deaths in Cincinnati alone. The overdose spike also happened in other neighboring cities and states in the Appalachian region.
“Pill mills” are doctors who are giving prescription pain medication to their patients as if they were candy. These institutions cause a lot of people to become dependent on drugs and eventually become addicted to them.
The rise of prescription medication addiction caused people to jump from one doctor to the next to feed their addiction.
Consequently, authorities found out of this malpractice and the brood of addicts from pill mills now turn to the black market to maintain their habit.
Poor communities also get drugs from the black market to get an alternative drug with higher potency but at a lower price.
Carfentanil abuse has claimed many lives even with just one dosage. You can administer Carfentanil in several ways, and it can be absorbed through skin patches or by inhaling.
It is one of the deadliest drugs on earth that even zookeepers, who administer the drug to large animals like elephants, wear thick clothing all the time. It is so powerful that elephants taking this will become sedated after a few seconds.
The animals taking these drugs are over seventy times the weight of an average adult, and you can only imagine how potent and deadly the drugs are on the first try.
Even small skin cracks where the drug can sink in is already dangerous, so they always bring injections that can counteract the drug in case of accidental intake.
According to the investigating policemen, the drug probably came from China and then shipped to South America or Mexico. They also think some Mexican labs secretly manufacture them and send them to the US.
Carfentanil, heroin, Fentanyl, and other prescription drugs belong in the same drug class. Although Carfentanil is in itself already deadly, people still mix it with other drugs particularly heroin.
Since Carfentanil has the same chemical makeup like Fentanyl, taking it will shoot up dopamine levels instantly, causing a euphoric feeling. Carfentanil, just like any of its opiate counterparts, targets the brain receptors that control an individual’s breathing rate.
A drug as potent as Carfentanil can cause breathing to stop completely, eventually killing the person taking it.
What’s more alarming is that this drug is colorless and odorless, making it all the harder for medical professionals to diagnose the situation correctly and swiftly. It is also water-soluble, with no distinct odor, so it is difficult for a person using it to detect whatever he is taking.
A person who abuses Carfentanil will experience the following:
From what you can see, these symptoms already signify that a person is on the brink of death, and without immediate help, the person is likely to die. The short-term effects of Carfentanil abuse aren’t certain at the moment because people just recently started using it as a recreational drug.
The long term effects are also uncertain at this time and are still subject to study.
Carfentanil withdrawal symptoms are also unsure, but with medical help, all should go well.
Detoxification, as the term suggests, is the process of cleansing and it is one way to ready the body for the addiction treatment itself.
Rehab will take several days, depending on how chronic the addiction is. The person may undergo withdrawal symptoms which can be deadly at some point. An individual who detoxifies without medical care is prone to overdose.
It is because the chances of relapse are high, especially when you still have access to drugs and when you detoxify for a day or two, your body’s tolerance level to the drugs will suddenly plummet. A person who will take the same dose of the drug before undergoing detoxification will accidentally overdose themselves without their knowledge.
Carfentanil also works the same way. It is important that anyone who seeks treatment from this drug get medical attention right away, especially since this drug is deadly because of its potency.
A medically assisted detoxification is needed to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms which can be painful and fatal at some point. With medical professionals all around you, you are sure to get the help you need immediately.
A lot of pill mills exist nowadays, and the US market is the largest consumer of opioids and other pain medications. The pharmaceuticals in the US alone produce 80 percent of all opiates in the world.
Although stricter rules are already in place, it is still not enough. Almost all who abuse painkillers got hooked with it upon initial contact, and they experience certain emotional problems or inevitable withdrawal symptoms should they suddenly stop their intake.
There is a growing need to educate the public about their choices in pain medication and how that could affect them in the long run.
Opioids are detrimental not only to one’s brain health but also to a person’s overall well being and relationships. If you or someone you know is having Carfentanil, or any other drug, addiction get help right away.
Don’t wait for these drugs to take away life from you.
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