Back in 2014, overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl shot up like one of Elon Musk’s rockets. They’ve been hovering up there in space ever since.
West Dundee isn’t the first place you’d equate with heroin. Heck, it’s probably not even the thousand and first. But that doesn’t mean the drug can’t affect its residents. Or its families.
Everyone expected the COVID pandemic to fuel the opioid epidemic, but no one expected such stratospheric overdose numbers. They sure didn’t expect those numbers to keep rising. Then again, how could they? No one had ever faced such a devastating one-two punch before.
It comes in fetching little bottles labeled Tianaa and Za Za. It claims to provide a full day’s worth of focus and energy. And it just may take your life. It’s tianeptine. Otherwise known as Gas Station Heroin.
Believe it or not, there’s some good news about substance abuse. In fact, it’s coming in from all across the country. So let’s try focussing on the bright side. Yeah, we know. It ain’t exactly easy to focus on the bright side of such a dire equation. Especially considering how often we’re hit by alarm bells, crisis protocols and the…