Fentanyl is Termed “The Third Wave” of the Opioid Crisis

Fentanyl Opioid CrisisAccording to a study conducted and published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is now identified as “The Third Wave” of the opioid crisis. In addition, fentanyl was present in over 89% of deadly overdoses through October 2018, nearly double the percentage in 2013.

Merianne Rose Spenser, an author of the study, stated that these fatal overdoses are increasing even faster among Latino Americans and Black Americans. In addition, the number of death certificates, which include mention of fentanyl for people between the ages of 25-34, has also increased drastically.

Where is the Fentanyl Problem Most Prevalent?

There are various “hot zones” in the United States, and Massachusetts has been noted as one of the most affected zones. According to David Kelly, the Deputy Director of The New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Unit, fentanyl seizures have spiked in an unpredictable manner.

The following “hot zones” have seen the highest rate in overdose deaths:

  • The New England area
  • Mid-Atlantic states
  • Upper Midwest states

Unfortunately, Massachusetts has become what they call the “test market” for fentanyl due to the area’s large market for opioids.

What are the 3 Waves of The Opioid Crisis?

In totality, the opioid crisis includes the following three waves:

  • The 1st wave: Prescription pain meds (Oxycontin and others)
  • The 2nd wave: Heroin
  • The 3rd wave: Fentanyl

Sadly, the opioid crisis, which now includes fentanyl, does not show any signs of declining soon. With this being said, it is more important than ever that communities find better ways to connect with addicts and family members of addicts. We must be diligent in our efforts to put this crisis to an end, and it takes all parties working together to make that happen.

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If you or someone you loved is suffering from drug addiction, contact our Orange County rehab and detox right away. Fresh Start of California is here to help those in need of drug rehab in Massachusetts and the New England area as well. Our detox program and the residential program can help heal you today.

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Fresh Start of California Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary!

It is with our greatest pride and joy that we announce our third-year anniversary. To celebrate, our Orange County detox and rehab team hosted an open-house party stacked with a gazebo, a taco truck, games like cornhole, a facility tour, and great friends and professionals from other treatment centers. We believe that connecting and strengthening business relationships not only benefits our personal relationships with other hard-working individuals, but it also benefits the greater good of the community. Fresh Start of California

When we all come together and celebrate the amazing work we are doing in the community, we are truly able to see the impact we have on those around us. What better way to celebrate all that work than with those who push us to be the very best we can?

We would like to thank our amazing staff for everything they have done. This celebration would not have been possible without each person’s help, and we are truly blessed to have such amazing team members as we continue to grow and thrive.

When the celebration was over, some of our staff stayed to chat in the office. During our regroup, we realized just how thankful we are to be doing what we love for those we love. The turnout was amazing, and we were in awe of how lucky we are to work with such great people, both in our own facility and others within the industry. We have grown so much in just 3 years, and we look forward to touching more lives as we continue to reach a wider community.

Check out these photos to see how Fresh Start of California really gets the party started:Fresh Start of California 3 Year Anniversary 3 Year Anniversary at Fresh Start of California Patrick at Fresh Start of California BBQ at Fresh Start of California 3 Years Old Balloon