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New Jersey’s “Grey Death” Heroin

September 1st, 2017 Posted by Awareness, Blog, Opioid Epidemic 1 comment on “New Jersey’s “Grey Death” Heroin”

While the issue of heroin addiction has made headlines in New Jersey as of late, a new and even more frightening trend is shocking the state and the nation. Heroin addicts and others hooked on prescription drugs are turning to this highly potent mixture for their next fix known as “Grey Death,” and the result is lethal.

"Grey Death" heroin siezed from streets (buzzfeed.com)

“Grey Death”

According to experts, Grey Death is a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-47700, producing a drug that can kill within seconds. Even one tiny grain of the cement-like substance is enough to be lethal. Some say that even touching it can be dangerous.

So, what exactly is this substance that New Jersey heroin addicts cannot wait to get their hands on?

Heroin, a natural opioid, is dangerous enough on its own. When you add fentanyl, which is known to be 100 times more powerful than heroin, and carfentanil, which is a synthetic opioid used to tranquilize large animals like elephants, it is no wonder that the result can so quickly cause fatalities.

U-47700

To top it all off, U-47700, or “pink”, is another synthetic opioid, one so powerful that less than 1 mg not only produces a high, but it can be instantly fatal. In October 2016 Serenity Springs’ Clinical Staff was interviewed by NBC News Orlando about the extreme dangers of this new potent opioid.

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As one of the top drug rehab centers in Florida, Serenity Springs’ addiction center continues to treat heroin users who have all experienced a brush with these deadly new opioids. Serenity Springs’ Admissions Coordinator, Thomas Fain explains, “heroin use is like playing Russian Roulette regardless, but now it is more severe than ever. I am seeing more and more of these synthetic opioids, but more than ever they remain consistent with the Northeast tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut).”

With such a dangerous drug making its way to the streets of New Jersey, it is important that heroin users know there are options for opioid addiction. Current heroin users are more prone to try Grey Death and other deadly substances. Getting separated from the streets and admitted into a treatment center with a solution is vital!

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