Last year amid the pandemic, opioid-related deaths rose to a record 93,000. This historic increase was the result of the ‘perfect storm’ of:
- Deadly fentanyl
- Overprescribing of opiates
- Isolated opioid-abusers who couldn’t get help.
Fentanyl’s Deadly Influence
Fentanyl, Silverman warned, is becoming increasingly common as it is cheap, highly potent, and more readily available. Many drugs today are laced with fentanyl, causing accidental deaths.
Silverman suggested that each individual person take it upon themselves to talk to people around them — friends, family members — before it’s too late.
Watch Scott on KUSI San Diego
Scott recently joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and what we can do about it. The trend is not just happening in San Diego, but all over the nation. Watch the entire segment here.
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About Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time. Contact Scott by calling (619) 993-2738 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott’s work and public appearances. You can buy a copy of his latest book “The Opioid Epidemic” here.
Scott is the Founder and CEO of Confidential Recovery, an outpatient addiction treatment program in San Diego.