Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams’ stepson died yesterday of a Fentanyl overdose. His Periscope this morning is quite powerful. https://www.periscope.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1YpKkLZqvqAGj
President Trump has been clear on what he believes is the source of the Fentanyl that is entering the country:
It is outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl comes pouring into the U.S. Postal System from China. We can, and must, END THIS NOW! The Senate should pass the STOP ACT – and firmly STOP this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No more delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
If you watch the Periscope, Scott makes his view very clear.
There is no doubt that illegal fentanyl, which is fifty to one hundred times more powerful than morphine, is being produced in China and shipped into the United States.
As reported by Fox News,
In June, Customs and Border Protection agents seized 110 pounds of fentanyl from China in Philadelphia, which was valued at $1.7 billion and was estimated to be lethal enough to wipe out Pennsylvania’s population twice.
The Blocking Deadly Fentanyl Imports Act, was introduced by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) just two weeks ago to establish punishments for countries who do not work hard enough to curb fentanyl production.
Just this week, a factory for fentanyl was discovered in India with connections to Mexico. Just two milligrams of Fentanyl is enough to kill a person. The amount of drug found in India was 9 kg and could have potentially killed 4-5 million people.
While I’ve written about the opiod crisis and attended lectures on the subject, I’m not at all qualified to speak on how addictive this drug must be for certain people. Scott says that “from the time he started doing drugs, he wanted to do more drugs, and that’s all he wanted” and “the drugs were his personality.” This isn’t a simple “supply and demand” problem since the existence of the supply creates its own demand which is what makes it so deadly.
There is a seminar coming next Monday October 8 sponsored by the Centennial Institute at the Colorado Christian University titled How to Help a Family Member with Drug Addiction. Speakers are:
- Dr. Christian Thurstone, MD, School of Medicine, University of Colorado
- Peter Droege, Centennial Institute Fellow on Marijuana and Drug Addiction
- Paul Scudo, Executive Director at Step Denver Men’s Residential Recovery Facility
- Kent MacLennan, Executive Director for Rise Above Colorado
The time is 7:00PM Mountain Time (9:00 Eastern Time) – 8:30PM Mountain Time (10:30 Eastern Time) on Monday October 8. The event will be streamed. Click Here to view the stream.