The Opioid Epidemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives throughout our Nation. Drugs like heroin, oxycontin, and others have been devastating. However, synthetic opioids have been flooding into our country and have been manufactured to be more addictive with more painful withdrawal symptoms.
There is a new, deadly synthetic opioid being found in Florida and throughout the United States called Isotonitazene (ISO). Based upon reports, ISO is approximately 20 to 100 times stronger than fentanyl—an already incredibly dangerous synthetic opioid that has been linked to the deaths of over 100,000 Americans in 2020. Synthetic opioids like ISO and fentanyl are being mixed with powder forms of other drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines, counterfeit pills, and even marijuana augmenting their effects and their addictive qualities. Quite often, users are not intentionally taking these lethal synthetic opioids, however, they are mixed into counterfeit pills and other illicit drugs and it is too late to avoid overdoses. Just one pill can kill because the lethality of these synthetic opioids like ISO is greater than anything we have seen and many switch to synthetic opioids because they are low cost compared to heroin and a small fraction of the cost of oxycontin. Also, there isn’t widespread testing available for ISO which makes it more attractive if one is worried about a drug screen.
If you or a loved one has a Substance Abuse problem, please contact us now at (772) 584-3083 to see if we can help. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) meets in the evenings so you can meet your work obligations or retirement goals. Our clients are comprised of emotionally mature individuals who want to be here and are not here because they are being forced to attend.