Yes, Fentanyl is an addiction in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in 2020 shot up from around fifty thousand the previous year to nearly seventy thousand.
In addition, research from the RAND Corporation highlighted that fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have become the most dangerous illegal drugs in America, particularly east of the Mississippi.
The DEA also reported that synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, are the primary driver of overdose deaths in the United States.
Furthermore, fentanyl abuse statistics indicate that it is the world’s deadliest opioid, causing almost half of all overdose deaths nationwide.
Lastly, health experts reported that fentanyl was responsible for around 70 percent of the record 107,622 drug overdose deaths that struck the US in 2021.
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