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    Fentanyl Research Paper

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    Fentanyl According to Susan Robertson, the drug fentanyl which is an opiate agonist, has been around since the 1960s and created by Dr. Paul Jansen. "The use of fentanyl as a pain reliever and anesthetic was quickly adopted in the medical setting. In the 1960s, the agent was introduced as an intravenous anesthetic under the brand name Sublimaze"(S.Robertson)pg.1. In the 90s fentanyl was turned into a patch which breaks down into the blood stream through a period of 72 hours. Fentanyl affects the body by increasing the dopamine levels causing pain relief. The medical use of fentanyl is pain relief and pain management. Fentanyl can be high addictive and is considered a schedule two narcotic. Withdrawals from fentanyl are very painful and there is a high overdose rate which an into…

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    Fentanyl

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    Centre – What Is the Role of Fentanyl in the Recent Surge of Drug Overdoses? Fentanyl. This word has found its way into our culture, leaping off front-page headlines in our newspapers, as we begin to learn about the sorrow and devastation the drug behind the word is bringing us, as individuals and as a society. Fentanyl is different: This is the dominant story about this opioid; that we had all better sit up straighter and listen because this is a drug that is wildly addictive and starkly…

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    have an epidemic with. Heroin addiction not only comes along with the side effects and the withdrawal symptoms as well as the fact that is is a deadly drug. Heroin is most commonly injected into veins after being boiled down, and needles are hard to come by so they are often times shared among users. This is very dangerous for sharing needles can lead to the spread of blood born illnesses such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C. Aside from the fact that sharing needles can lead to the spread of…

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    The Effects Of Fentanyl

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    Fentanyl is an opioid that is illicitly produced and combined with heroin to increase the potency of the drug. “Drug dealers are mixing the illicit fentanyl in order to increase the potency of weakened heroin” (Staff). This lethal mixture has caused thousands of deaths; therefore, heroin addicts, the public, and the government need to be aware of the crisis. Along with medical personnel, law enforcement officers now carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. The…

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    Fentanyl Analysis

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    Fentanyl can be administrated through transdermal route. Drugs must across many layers of epidermis and dermis before getting into bloodstream, so the absorption rate of Fentanyl is low. However, the bioavailability of Fentanyl by transdermal route is quiet high(80-100%) because no Fentanyl is metabolised by liver before absorption. Fentanyl can also be administred by sublingual route and buccal route. By sublingual route, the rate of absorption is also high because there are many capillaries…

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    Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug in a class of drugs called opioids. Initially, fentanyl was used in the 1960s for severe pain and surgical procedures. Nowadays fentanyl is used for patients with chronic pain. Majority of fentanyl users are in their late twenties all way down to age 14. About 0.5 to 1 percent of fentanyl users die annually. In 2015, close to 300 people died from fentanyl in Alberta. Fentanyl used in the streets is illegally prepared in clandestine laboratories. Since fentanyl…

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    Treating from Fentanyl Addiction and Withdrawal Many people might feel as though it’s impossible to break free from an addiction to fentanyl, but it is possible to overcome addiction with the right treatment and support. It is very important to select a drug treatment program that is experienced in helping patients recover from a fentanyl addiction, since this type of addiction has a high relapse rate. It is equally critical for a patient to determine if they need to attend an inpatient or…

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    Many people question whether people who are addicted to drugs if they can really choose to stop as easily since they made the choice to take the drug in the first place. Coming into this world you are introduced to making choices good or bad. Everyone has the will to make their own decision. Why would anyone decide to start taking any type of drugs with some knowing the possibly it could lead to addiction and even worse death. In the video, Dopesick: Fentanyls Deadly Grip, there are two…

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    The Fuentanyl Crisis

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    In addition to the high mortality rate, the fentanyl crisis has many negative consequences for both individuals and society as a whole. Those consequences include addictions, high mortality due to overdoses, other health problems associated to drug consumption and the development of the black market. The main consequence of the fentanyl crisis is also its main cause: addiction. Although addiction both comes from and causes drug abuse, many other factors play a role, such as previously explained.…

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    Methadone Essay

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    but was responsible for 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths (http://cbsn.ws/1CLryKO). • Methadone was responsible for two of every three opioid overdose deaths in 2004 and nearly one of every three deaths from prescribed painkillers in 2009 (http://1.usa.gov/1fqP5eR). You should be aware of the dangers if you use or abuse methadone. Methadone is so frequently abused that it is referred to as “street methadone” to distinguish it from methadone prescribed by a physician and used…

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