So I went on to Google Trends this morning to look into something to write about and I’m sure, as anyone would, I found something that just bugged the shit out of me. As if it isn’t bad enough that people are manufacturing Fentanyl, but they’re making it in rainbow colors!?
Now, I’m not going to speculate that those people are making it for the main purpose of attracting kids to eat the drug like candy. I wouldn’t however be surprised if people were buying the drug for that purpose, and if there’s a market for it (unfortunately) it’s going to be made and sold.
An article I read from fox7austin.com states that “according to provisional data” there were 214 deaths by Fentanyl in 2018, whereas in 2021 there were 1,672 deaths. This was mind blowing to me.
I almost googled how painful it is to overdose on Fentanyl, then decided I really didn’t want the government to know I was curious even if for a brief second. I understand that everyone in the world is raised differently and everybody’s situation is different, but I don’t understand what about this makes anybody think that it is okay.
Creating and using herbal remedies to help you with your ailments is one thing. Manufacturing a controlled substance that probably should have never been created in the first place is another. I’m not saying that people don’t need help with pain, but giving people pain medicine that is easy to overdose on? Sounds kind of like a Dr. Kevorkian move if you ask me. The only reason that bugs me is because he was helping people while drug companies just put the help out there for people to help themselves and ‘help’ others who are unknowing. Yet Kevorkian got sent to prison for it.
All in all though I was glad to see that this was a trending topic because I hope that enough parents will see this and be very careful this spooky season. It saddens me to see the way things have changed even since I was just a kid, but it’s the way things are and we as people have to adapt (I guess) and grow.