Fetanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in Recent Fatal Overdoses

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Millennium Treatment Group warns against the harmful opiate.

Since the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman in February, heroin laced with fentanyl has been brought under investigation. According to an ABC News article published Feb. 5, 2014, officials have suspected the opiate to be the cause of at least 50 fatal overdoses in three states. Now, the drug is again coming under investigation as the suspected cause of recent deaths and overdoses in Ithaca, NY.

According to an article from The Ithaca Journal published Nov. 18, 2014, the investigations in February uncovered a “bad batch” of heroin which was laced with the powerful painkiller, fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opiate that is generally used intravenously in hospitals to treat pain. On the street it’s usually added to heroin to create a stronger high.

From Oct. 17 to Nov. 10, Ithaca police investigated three possible heroin deaths and 13 non-fatal overdses. The concentration of heroin emergencies has officials questioning whether the cause may be fentanyl-laced heroin.

Fentanyl makes for a stronger, cheaper and more desirable option for heroin users. When a user injects fentanyl, it affects the central nervous system and brain and can lead to trouble breathing or even stop breathing. The problem with fentanyl is that users do not realize its dangers.

Millennium Treatment Group encourages the public to remain informed about the harmful effects of fantanyl-laced heroin. Any information regarding the recent investigations should be brought to local officials. For help with heroin addiction, contact Millennium Treatment Group today by calling 1-855-522-1994.

About Millennium Treatment Group:
Millennium Treatment Group is a drug addiction and alcohol detox treatment facility located near Lantana, FL. At Millennium Treatment Group, they take special pride in their facilities. They also take great care to ensure that the environment they provide will be comfortable, and as conducive to recovery as possible. They feel very strongly that a therapeutic process must take place in an environment without unnecessary pressures and distractions. Millennium Treatment Group has full-time medical doctors and clinicians on staff. Their certified and licensed team will help guide patients to a life of recovery. For more information, visit their website at http://www.millenniumtreatmentgroup.com/.

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