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Fentanyl the hidden killer

Updated: Jan 30

There has been an increasing rise in overdoses with drugs being laced with Fentanyl.

From Psychiatrist Times

Drug Abuse Trends and Treatment Approaches for 2023 Dec 14, 2022 By Rebecca Fischer Substance use disorders involve a wide range of substances and patterns of abuse. However, the abuse of opioid prescription drugs and the rise in overdose deaths it is causing, largely due to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, continues to be the biggest drug issue in America. Polysubstance abuse is also a concern.

Prescription painkiller alternatives are being further developed, including approaches that involve various types of therapy. The need to address underlying issues that might lead to drug use, including unresolved trauma and undiagnosed cooccurring disorders, is also coming more into focus.