• Erik Frederickson - Life Coach and Recovery Coach

FENTANYL - is not as strong as God, and not as strong as healthy community

In late August of this year the Mexican Navy seized a shipment of over 51,000lbs of pure fentanyl. That’s enough lethal doses of fentanyl to kill almost the entire planet.

The worlds largest drug bust left port out of Shanghai China and landed in Culiacán, Sinaloa. Culiacán is the well known epicenter of the intensely violent drug cartel the Sinaloa Cartel.

You would think that the worlds largest fentanyl bust would have made some headlines, strangely there was almost no major news outlets that covered the story.

It is becoming harder and harder to even find heroin these days, stated the New York Times in a recent article. Heroin is harder to produce, and 50X less potent then the synthetically produced opioid Fentanyl. And the heroin that is out there, most of it is laced with fentanyl.

It’s no secret that China is the worlds biggest supplier of the dangerous opioid, fentanyl. A recent article stated that China is sentencing some recently captured fentanyl producers and dealers to death.

This public display of force and consequences towards China's fentanyl traffickers came just months after China banned all types of fentanyl. This ban is a positive step in the right direction, but buying this murderous drug can be done over the internet. "From Chinese Labs, to U.S. Streets" was a recent article done by NPR.

Few people need the stats as to how many people have died in the last two decades from opioid overdoses, as those numbers are always talked about. But let me remind you that those numbers are just the people dying from overdoses. Those numbers are not the amount of people overdosing, as many are being brought back to life with Narcan.

Being 10yrs into recovery and watching over 30 of my friends die during my 13yrs of active addiction, I'm no stranger to mess called the "opioid crisis". Let's not kid ourselves, the drugs out there are stronger then ever before. But the drugs out there are not stronger then God, and the drugs out there are not stronger then a healthy community of people that live, move, and breath like a mobile army of soldiers focused to bring hope and healing.