Yesterday someone I know asked me why I wasn’t writing anything on my blog about fentanyl—which has become such a horrific problem lately. Although I had thought a few times about perhaps addressing it, I would stop myself with this thought:
“What could I say that hasn’t already been covered in the news? What could I possibly add that would be of any value?”
I’m glad my friend challenged me about this, because today I see that I’ve made a mistake by thinking that way. So I’m writing about it now—but from a different perspective than other media stories I’ve heard.
There really isn’t much for me to add in terms of the factual information being imparted to us whenever we catch the news on TV or the radio. I’m aware that using this drug in even tiny doses is potentially deadly—it seems that all it really takes to kill someone is 2 grams of it, apparently equivalent to 2 grains of salt. Not being a scientist or medical person, all I can do is take what I’m being told as truth. But even if some of the information is inaccurate or downright wrong, this fact remains—people are dying because of fentanyl, and we need to do whatever we possibly can to stop it. [Read more…]