DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., August 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sherief Moustafa, Chief Executive
The focus of the crisis this week is K2 or synthetic marijuana. However, the chemical lacing the illicit drug has become well-known during the opioid epidemic, Fentanyl. Synthetic marijuana is so dangerous in part because of unverified chemicals used during the illicit production. Users often do not know what chemicals or quantity they are ingesting, and the chemists manufacturing the product do not care. When laced with the powerful and deadly synthetic opioid Fentanyl, disaster is imminent. Moustafa, despite holding advanced addiction credentials and experience managing a 200-bed substance abuse and mental health facility, stated he has never seen as much potential for tragedy as we have all witnessed today. The expertise and dedication of the first responders have, so far, prevented any fatalities from this incident, but the impact on the victims and healthcare workers will remain. This pandemic must be treated, otherwise, today is just a small glimpse of what tomorrow and every day might look like
"We grieve for the citizens who were affected medically, yet we also concern ourselves with those wearing badges, uniforms, and stethoscopes." The CEO says. "PTSD is a very real diagnosis in the first responder community, particularly when there are mass casualties and injuries."
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