Kate Quigley says she’s getting again to her previous self as her restoration from a near-fatal overdose — spurred by fentanyl-laced cocaine — continues … which begs the query … why do not extra individuals find out about (or use) strips that may detect the deadly poison?
The comic lately posted an replace on her journey again to regular, suggesting she was getting some kind of rehab carried out down in Mexico … the place she thanked everybody who’d helped her so far get again to the previous Kate everybody is aware of and loves.
It is an encouraging signal for certain — however the deaths of Fuquan Johnson, Rico Angeli and Natalie Williamson nonetheless linger … and with the arrival of fentanyl strips — which have been in the marketplace for no less than a pair years or so — it makes one marvel if they may’ve made a distinction right here.
In the event you’re unfamiliar … these strips come precisely as marketed. They’re in a position to be utilized to simply about any drug and like a litmus take a look at … can let you know if the narcotics have the opioid or not. Whereas not all the time 100% efficient, they do appear to work most of the time … and are generally distributed to drug customers. Though, not practically as a lot as they need to be.
Whether or not it is merely a lack of understanding or a taboo problem … you actually do not hear about these strips being talked about. And but, they’re on the market … and might completely save lives.
In truth, USC college students have recently started to dabble on this … forming a supply service particularly for this — amongst different drug sources — to assist defend the “naïve drug person.” The strips are solely a penny a pop, in order that they’re definitely inexpensive … and now extensively accessible to college students on campus who could also be experimenting.
That is California … however it appears to be like like there are a handful of states throughout the nation that take a distinct method to this — basically outlawing these strips as a result of they’re seen as “paraphernalia” … perpetuating the previous “Simply Say No” D.A.R.E. mentality, which is antiquated.
Backside line … if these strips may also help, why not discuss them and get them out locally??? It is a legit query, and one which maybe must be posed to our elected leaders … as a result of this disaster is not any joke, and killing individuals off by the second.