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#Fentanyl Crisis

Season 8, Ep. 7
#Fentanyl accounts for 67% of overdose deaths in the past year, with over 100,000 people in the United states dying of drug overdose or drug poisoning.
The fentanyl crisis is truly the number one public health crisis that America faces. Many of these deaths are related to fentanyl being mixed in with other illegal drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. It's being found that many users are completely unaware that they are actually being exposed to fentanyl. Small amounts of fentanyl can be toxic causing death.
George Joseph, founder and CEO of Positive Recovery Centers based in Houston TX, joins us today on the radio. George shares his lifetime of experience in addiction and recovery, and gives his advice on this very serious and complex problem.
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