Acetyl Fentanyl, more commonly known as “China White” on the street, is a dangerous designer drug that is reportedly five times more powerful than heroin. Its effects mimic fentanyl, which is one of the drugs blamed in the death of entertainer Michael Jackson, and has caused a large number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island. Fentanyl is a strong narcotic painkiller that is frequently used in hospital operating rooms because of its powerful, quick-acting effects — and now it is being used on the street for what must be a powerful, and powerfully addictive, quick-acting high.
The CDC Alert
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this past summer that acetyl fentanyl is to blame in the deaths of more than five dozen people in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. In one small Rhode Island town alone more than a dozen people died as a result of using it, and although most of the victims had also consumed other substances — cocaine, opiods, benzos, and alcohol — one person died exclusively from China White. For this reason, the CDC recommends that hospitals treating clusters of apparent opioid overdose cases test for acetyl fentanyl.
China White appears to be a part of a massive wave of undetected designer drugs infiltrating towns and cities worldwide. Forbes magazine reports that even Erowid, a recreational drug information website, had no information on acetyl fentanyl. Because acetyl fentanyl is not sold on its own anywhere in the world, according to Forbes, its creation is unregulated and its long term effects are unknown. What we can guess is that there is “little room for dosing errors” and that animal experiments suggest it is more powerful than even heroin, again according to Forbes.
Despite the deadliness of acetyl fentanyl and the likelihood that a China White addict is bound to experience profound withdrawal symptoms, it is possible to beat legal and illegal opiate and heroin addiction through medically assisted detox and follow up holistic rehabilitation treatment. At Clarity Way, we have helped many people manage opiate withdrawal and its symptoms, which may includevomiting and nausea, intense cravings, profuse sweating, chills, anxiety, and depression.
Posted on December 10th, 2013 in Help Blog