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Fentanyl in Texas: Understanding the Deadly Drug’s Spread

Fentanyl in Texas Understanding the Deadly Drugs Spread

Key Takeaways Fentanyl is a highly potent opioid that has significantly impacted Texas, leading to an increase in overdose deaths. Understanding fentanyl’s spread and recognizing the signs of abuse can help in addressing this crisis. Public health initiatives, law enforcement measures, and community programs are essential in combating fentanyl abuse. Treatment and recovery options are […]

The Shocking Truth About Fentanyl Deaths in Texas

Shocking Truth About Fentanyl Deaths in Texas | Virtue Recovery Houston

This article discusses the fentanyl crisis that’s sweeping across Texas and the rest of the nation. Key Takeaways Rapid Increase in Deaths Fentanyl has led to a sharp increase in drug-related deaths across Texas. High Potency Risk Fentanyl’s extreme potency, 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, heightens its lethality. Production and Trafficking Illicit fentanyl […]

Houston’s Policies on Harm Reduction for Substance Abuse

Houstons Policies on Harm Reduction for Substance Abuse

Harm reduction is an essential approach in addressing substance abuse, focusing on minimizing the negative consequences of addiction. While harm reduction programs have proven effective in supporting individuals who use drugs, they are currently lacking in Texas, including Houston. Claudia Dambra, an advocate with the Houston Harm Reduction Alliance, has been operating underground harm reduction […]

Fentanyl Crisis in Houston: Unveiling the Dangers and Local Responses in Harris County

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In Harris County, due to the availability and presence of the drug, manufactured fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has become increasingly problematic in Houston. Specifically, drug enforcement data shows that fentanyl has become alarmingly sought after in the illicit drug market of Houston. This trend, along with the increasing number of fentanyl-related incidents, which include lethal […]

What Are the Side Effects of Fentanyl Addiction?

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Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid. As an opioid drug, it has a high potential for misuse and addiction. Fentanyl is most often used to treat severe pain and is not meant for long-term use. Unfortunately, many people still end up misusing fentanyl, leading to addiction and a range of dangerous side effects. At Virtue […]