Miami Dade County did not welcome the 2017 New Year too great, as opioid overdoses became more frequent in the past few years, and as a result more and more lives are taken away by prescription drug addiction and abuse. As of right now, Overtown is the city in Miami Dade that is being called the hot zone for the growing heroin epidemic.
Since 2015, 31 people have fatally overdosed in Overtown due to abuse of heroin or fentanyl. Miami alone accounted for 43 percent of the 236 county overdoses recorded since 2015! That’s a large percentage for 236 counties. And according to Miami Dade Medical Examiner, there are 140 suspected overdoses from 2016 still awaiting results from toxicology reports. Carfentil is one of the drugs suspected of causing these overdoses, a similar and often more potent drug than fentanyl, used to tranquilize elephants.
Many opioid-addicted people (in this case young white men) who get drugs from Overtown don’t even know what they are getting when they want to buy heroin or fentanyl, because the drugs are often laced with deadly concoctions of toxic chemicals designed to get the user higher and more dependent. As the opioid epidemic continues here in Miami, law enforcement are trying to figure out a way to slow the process, rather than constantly being on the streets and sidewalks of Miami injecting Narcon into lifeless bodies. A long term solution to the opioid epidemic has yet to peak its head.
Florida Center for Recovery is committed to assisting patients in restoring their lives by embracing a way of life based upon the 12-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and by applying a variety of recovery therapies.
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