Ugly Truth of Fentanyl

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths. Even in small doses, it can be deadly. Over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic (lab-made) opioid that is FDA-approved to treat severe pain related to surgery or complex pain conditions.1,2 Over the past decade, fentanyl that is made and distributed illegally (sometimes called “illicitly manufactured fentanyl”) and other illegally made synthetic opioids have been increasingly found in the drug supply.3,4 During this time, fentanyl and related substances have contributed to a dramatic rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States.5,6

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Rebecca Kiessling on Greg Kelly

Ms. Kiessling testified at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Feb 28, 2023. She shared her story with Greg Kelly and discussed the backlash after her testimony.

North America Recovers, founded by Kiessling, is a national coalition of community leaders, parents and recovering addicts. Their foundation emphasizes: Psychiatry for all; The closing of drug markets, and Shelter first, not Government drug sites that only enable addiction.

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