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Florida Woman Arrested for Fentanyl Trafficking in Hollywood

It’s a case that hit close to home. Hollywood police arrested a local woman this month on charges of possessing and trafficking large amounts of heroin mixed with fentanyl. Also,...

Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Hits Florida

First, fentanyl was found in heroin, then it started showing up in cocaine. Next, they found it in counterfeit pills sold on the street – pills made to look like...

Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous to Mix?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller. It is derived from morphine but about 100 times more powerful. The drug was originally developed to treat people with severe pain – those...

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

In 2012, 169,868 people who sought addiction treatment cited opioids like fentanyl as their primary substance of abuse, per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Since so many people abuse...

What Are the Dangerous Side Effects of Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a prescription narcotic pain reliever. It is manufactured from opiates that are derived from opium poppy plants. In most cases, fentanyl is used to treat severe forms of...

Finding Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic painkiller prescribed to people with serious chronic pain or end-of-life pain, such as those in the final stages of bone cancer. This painkiller is an opioid,...

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