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Fentanyl Overdose: What is Fentanyl?

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by randomalia, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. randomalia

    randomalia Member

    Posting for open discussion! Came across an article about Prince's death and fentanyl. What does the recreational use of fentanyl entail? Do you think if Prince received help/support from family & friends, he would have beat the addiction?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @randomalia hi there. i don't know a lot about fentanyl, but i know it's extremely potent.... some say 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine... 25 to 50 more than heroin.

    I don't know why anyone would use it recreationally... if they knew how potent and dangerous it is, I don't think they would mess with it. It's very sad Prince died due to overdose. I think Prince could have gotten the help he needed if he wanted it.... not sure what his recovery path would have looked like, as it's different for everyone...

    I believe Fentanyl is more for end of life pain management, like due to cancer..... or severe, chronic pain.

    Here's an article that explains more.

    https://drugabuse.com/library/fentanyl-abuse/

    Thanks for sharing and hope this helps!