Why is Fentanyl Causing Such a Problem in Portland?

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Quoted From: https://shantipdx.com/getting-help-for-a-fentanyl-addiction-in-portland-oregon/

"The use and distribution of fentanyl is on the rise in Oregon and in Portland, in particular. Five Oregonians die at the hands of fentanyl every week. During the pandemic, drug overdoses largely owing to an increase in the use and availability of fentanyl increased by over 40% in the state of Oregon. Well, Fentanyl is many times more powerful than other opiates, making it very easy to overdose on very small amounts of the drug. Most users who overdose on fentanyl do not realize that they are taking such a deadly dose of the drug. In fact, most don"t even realize that they are taking fentanyl at all. Because it is cheap and easy to make and transport over borders, fentanyl is making its way into many street drugs, such as methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine and, of course, heroin. Whether you"re looking for treatment for fentanyl, heroin or opioid addiction in the Portland metro area, there"s good news: treatment works and you can start as soon as you"re ready. Suboxone is a brand name for a pharmaceutical addiction treatment drug that combines the active ingredients of naloxone and buprenorphine. When dosed correctly, it reduces or eliminates cravings for opioids and controls withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to transition from active opioid use into medication management of addiction."

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