Open Thread - 09-26-23 - The Fentanyl Epidemic
I received this private message from earthling1 yesterday. He gave me permission to share it with the membership, so I think it's best to just repeat it here, with great sadness.
Wanted to let you know that I can't host the OP for a couple of weeks. I am sorry for the short notice.
My eldest estranged son passed away last night and I need the time to process this.
You can, if you choose, reveal to the community he died of a fentanyl overdose and as tragic as that is, he had a dose of Narcan in a bag next to him, but nobody there to administer it.
Maybe that circumstance may deter someone somewhere from ever becoming involved in the scourge of Fentanyl.
He was 54 years old.
The fentanyl epidemic is ravaging the US, especially among the younger generations. One of my nephews succumbed to it several years ago and just recently, the daughter of a good friend back in Illinois.
Here are some links to help understand the situation:
My heartfelt condolences to earthing1 and his family in their time of loss.