Recovering drug addict who survived 14 overdoses warns against drugs containing fentanyl

SEPTEMBER 20. WE ARE ON THE WAY TO SET A NEW RECORD IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND THIS IS NOT GOOD. YEAH, SO FAR THIS YEAR CORNERS REPORTING OVER 200 OVERDOSE DEATHS, ALL ATTRIBUTED TO LISA OF FENTANYL WPTM 13. CRANE HAS BEEN AT THE TOP OF HISTORY FOR US TODAY. SHE JOINS US TONIGHT AT CORONER LISA’S OFFICE. THIS NUMBER ALONE IS JUST AMAZING WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT. YEAH, IT REALLY AND YOU KNOW EVERY YEAR WE BEAT THE PREVIOUS YEAR RECORD IN THIS CATEGORY FOR EXAMPLE IN 2018. THERE WERE 68 FENTANYL OVERDOSE DEATHS HERE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY LAST YEAR . THERE WAS 316 NOW A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF FENTANYL CAN BE DEADLY AND MORE AND MORE DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND DRUG SELLERS ARE REALLY LACK OF IT IN ALL KINDS OF STREET DRUGS FROM COCAINE TO HEROIN. ASHLEY CROSS IS GOOD THESE DAYS. SHE IS THREE MONTHS CLEAN AND IN REHABILITATION AT THE LOVELADY CENTER. I STARTED WITH ROXIES AND OXYCONTIN AND THEN I WENT TO HEROIN AND THEN THERE COMES THE TIME WHEN IT’S JUST NOT STRONG ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN GET SOMETHING CHEAPER THAT IS STRONGER AND THAT IS THE FENTANYL. BUT ASHLEY SAYS EVEN IF YOU DON’T BUY IT SPECIFICALLY IF YOU USE ILLEGAL DRUGS YOU USE FENTANYL BECAUSE IT’S IN EVERYTHING YOU CAN GUARANTEE IT’S IN EVERYTHING IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BUYING A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION LIKE XANAX IF YOU DON’T GET IT AT A DRUGSTORE, IT’S PROBABLY LAQUERED WITH FENTANYL. IT LOOKS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM A DOCTOR PRESCRIBED PHARMACY. BUT ACTUALLY IT’S NOT SOMETHING THEY HAVE TOGETHER AND IT’S JUST THE FENTANYL ACTUALLY SAID SHE WAS WITH HIS DEALER WHEN HE MIXED THE DRUG TO SELL A DRUG SO DEADLY THAT IT IS MEASURED IN GRAMS, YOU DON’T EVEN MEASURE IT. YOU DON’T MEASURE IT AT ALL. GET YOUR BAG AND YOU JUST GUESS SHE REALIZES AFTER 14 OVERDOSES. SHE IS MORE THAN LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS MANY PEOPLE WHO? SUMMER LIKE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW A STATISTIC. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO BE HERE. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO BE RETURNED ALL THIS TIME. NOW COLIN HARRIS IS A FORMER HEROIN ADDICTOR AND NOW THE DIRECTOR OF BIRMINGHAM REHABILITATION CENTRE. HE SAYS FENTANYL ALSO MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH CASUAL DRUG USERS FROM REAL DRUGS. FIRST DRUG USER WHO OVERDOSE SO HE HAS TO dig deep into their ADDICTION HISTORY TO KNOW IF TREATMENT

Recovering drug addict who survived 14 overdoses warns against drugs containing fentanyl

Fentanyl is a cheap and relatively easy-to-obtain filler for illicit drug manufacturers. Even if you think you’re buying a prescription drug like Xanax, if you’re not getting it from a pharmacy, it probably contains fentanyl. Drug dealers have pill presses and can turn illegal drugs into something that looks exactly like the real thing. This has led to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the United States and central Alabama. Learn more in the video above. WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane spoke with Ashley Cross, a recovering woman at the Lovelady Center in Birmingham who has now been sober for three months after a dangerous addiction to prescription opioids, heroin and possibly fentanyl. Cross said her addiction nearly killed her more than a dozen times, having overdosed 14 times. “I’m very grateful to be here,” she said. “I’m very grateful to have come back all those times.” Cross said he saw his dealer mix fentanyl with other drugs, leaving unsuspecting buyers playing a dangerous guessing game about what they were actually ingesting. “You don’t even measure it. You don’t measure it at all,” Cross said. “You get your bag and you’re just guessing.” Colin Harris of the Birmingham Recovery Center said many fentanyl-containing drugs resemble pills prescribed by doctors. pharmacy prescribed by a doctor,” Harris said. “But actually, it’s not. It’s something they mixed up, and it’s just fentanyl.”——

Fentanyl is a cheap and relatively easy-to-obtain filler for illicit drug manufacturers. Even if you think you’re buying a prescription drug like Xanax, if you’re not getting it at a drug store, it probably contains fentanyl. Drug dealers have pill presses and can turn illegal drugs into something that looks exactly like the real thing. This has led to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the United States and central Alabama. Learn more in the video above.

WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane spoke with Ashley Cross, a recovering woman at the Lovelady Center in Birmingham who has now been sober for three months after a dangerous addiction to prescription opioids, heroin and possibly fentanyl. Cross said her addiction nearly killed her more than a dozen times, having overdosed 14 times.

“I’m very grateful to be here,” she said. “I’m very grateful to have come back all those times.”

Cross said he saw his dealer mix fentanyl with other drugs, leaving unsuspecting buyers playing a dangerous guessing game about what they were actually ingesting.

“You don’t even measure it. You don’t measure it at all,” Cross said. “You get your bag and you just guessed.”

Colin Harris of the Birmingham Recovery Center said many of the drugs containing fentanyl resembled the pills prescribed by doctors.

“It looks exactly like what you would get from a pharmacy prescribed by a doctor,” Harris said. “But actually, it’s not. It’s something they mixed up, and it’s just fentanyl.”

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