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Fentanyl was once only prescribed as an end of life medication. It later got in the streets to lace heroin as a cheaper cutting agent and in order to increase its addictive properties. Today it is flooding the streets and causing overdoses nationwide without a clear understanding of its social roots and experiences of those impacted by it but most importantly those that made it out. These are their stories and their experience making it out alive.

This is Facing Fentanyl, interviews with actual users, their experiences, but most importantly, the lessons leading them out to a place where they can speak of what it is to be Facing Fentanyl.

The following interviews depict substance use and mental health disorders including abuse, depression, suicide and trauma, If you or someone you know are suffering from these disorders, we recommend reaching out to the national prevention lifeline at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or the national alliance on mental health at nami.org. Listener discretion is advised.

We'd like to thank our sponsor La Jolla Recovery for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter belief systems or cultural background, will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by the sea setting with some of the most passionate and world class therapists.

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Fentanyl was once only prescribed as an end of life medication. It later got in the streets to lace heroin as a cheaper cutting agent and in order to increase its addictive properties. Today it is flooding the streets and causing overdoses nationwide without a clear understanding of its social roots and experiences of those impacted by it but most importantly those that made it out. These are their stories and their experience making it out alive.

This is Facing Fentanyl, interviews with actual users, their experiences, but most importantly, the lessons leading them out to a place where they can speak of what it is to be Facing Fentanyl.

The following interviews depict substance use and mental health disorders including abuse, depression, suicide and trauma, If you or someone you know are suffering from these disorders, we recommend reaching out to the national prevention lifeline at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or the national alliance on mental health at nami.org. Listener discretion is advised.

We'd like to thank our sponsor La Jolla Recovery for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter belief systems or cultural background, will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by the sea setting with some of the most passionate and world class therapists.

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    I overdose on Fentanyl the first time I try it. In Jail. This is Sam's Story (Part 2)

    I overdose on Fentanyl the first time I try it. In Jail. This is Sam's Story (Part 2)

    Sam's journey to substance use disorder didnt start on the get go. This is a humanized narrative to better perceive the steps it takes to experience fentanyl and why it can be something that can happen to anyone. In this second part, Sam shows us that it only takes a degree of separation to go from a kid to someone sentenced to jail. Out of all the places, it is here in jail that he tries Fentanyl. He overdoses the first time he tries it. How does it get inside jail? What did you do after? This is his story.

    We'd like to thank La Jolla Recovery for making it possible to share stories like that of Sam full of hope and openness in order for others to know how common it is as well as the resources available to get help. For more information on La Jolla Recovery, please visit https://lajollarecovery.com

    This is Sam's Story: I overdose on Fentanyl the first time I tried it. It happened in Jail. (Part 1)

    This is Sam's Story: I overdose on Fentanyl the first time I tried it. It happened in Jail. (Part 1)

    Dive deep into the compelling journey of Sam, an ordinary American whose life took an unexpected turn when he encountered Fentanyl—not through a deliberate choice but through a startling exposure within the confines of jail. Facing Fentanyl is a powerful podcast that seeks to shed light on the pervasive and often misunderstood world of Fentanyl use. Unlike common perceptions that categorize Fentanyl users within specific demographics, this gripping narrative unveils the drug's indiscriminate infiltration across various strata of society, revealing its presence even in the most unlikely places.

    In each episode, listeners will be taken on a heart-rending exploration of how Fentanyl has not just been laced into numerous drugs of today but has alarmingly found its way into environments thought to be impenetrable, such as jails. Through Sam's story, we aim to humanize and redefine the dialogue surrounding Fentanyl, transforming it from a mere 'bad character' in public discourse to a complex situation that countless individuals are grappling with. This engaging series endeavors to foster a deeper comprehension of Fentanyl's role in our culture and promotes constructive ways to amplify awareness around it—all while striving to paint a picture of hope and understanding.

    Our heartfelt appreciation goes to La Jolla Recovery (www.lajollarecovery.com) for their unwavering support in bringing these crucial conversations about mental health and addiction into the limelight. As an esteemed evidence-based addiction treatment center nestled in the scenic vistas of San Diego, California, La Jolla Recovery is dedicated to offering personalized detox and rehabilitation programs. Their approach is rooted in compassion and innovation, ensuring each client receives tailored care that respects their unique journey towards recovery—regardless of their beliefs or cultural backgrounds. At La Jolla Recovery, clients are embraced by an inspiring oceanside environment and guided by some of the most passionate and world-class therapists in their journey to reclaim freedom from substance use disorders. Discover how La Jolla Recovery can illuminate your path to recovery by visiting www.lajollarecovery.com.

    Tune into 'Facing Fentanyl' for an enlightening perspective on one of today’s most pressing health crises—a podcast where personal stories meet collective healing.

    Naloxone Access & Harm Reduction with Bryce P and Beach Area Mutual Aid Part 2

    Naloxone Access & Harm Reduction with Bryce P and Beach Area Mutual Aid Part 2

    Welcome back to "Facing Fentanyl," the compelling podcast series dedicated to unraveling the intricacies of fentanyl addiction and showcasing real-world solutions to this escalating crisis. In our riveting grand finale, Episode 2 zooms in on the heroic efforts of one man: Bryce P.

    After confronting the harrowing realities of addiction, Bryce transformed his experience into a beacon of hope through Beach Area Mutual Aid. His nonprofit organization is a testament to community strength, offering lifesaving resources like naloxone access and syringe exchange programs. Dive deep with us as we explore how Bryce's mission is making tangible strides in harm reduction, and learn why these initiatives are crucial armor in the fight against the fentanyl epidemic.

    In this eye-opening episode, we'll delve into the hard-hitting stories and vital information you need to understand the full scope of fentanyl's grip on society. Whether you're directly affected, a concerned citizen, or a policymaker, you'll gain invaluable insights into the importance of empathy, education, and effective strategies like those Bryce passionately advocates for.

    Don't miss this essential conversation on "Facing Fentanyl."

    We want to thank our sponsor La Jolla Recovery, www.lajollarecovery.com, for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence-based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor-suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter their belief systems or cultural background, will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by-the-sea setting with some of the most passionate and world-class therapists. For more information, visit www.lajollarecovery.com

    Naloxone Access & Harm Reduction with Bryce P and Beach Area Mutual Aid P1

    Naloxone Access & Harm Reduction with Bryce P and Beach Area Mutual Aid P1

    Welcome to another groundbreaking episode of 'Facing Fentanyl,' where we delve deep into the heart of opioid addiction and explore transformative solutions. Today, we spotlight the remarkable Bryce P, a beacon of hope who has turned his passion into purpose with the founding of Beach Area Mutual Aid. Discover how this non-profit is revolutionizing harm reduction by increasing access to lifesaving Naloxone and promoting syringe exchange programs.

    In an era where fentanyl is the silent invader in our streets, understanding this crisis is no longer optional – it's critical. Join us as Bryce shares his inspiring journey and educates us on the pivotal role of Naloxone in preventing overdoses and saving lives. We unpack the importance of community support in tackling fentanyl addiction and learn how Beach Area Mutual Aid is creating waves of change by empowering individuals through education and compassion.

    Prepare to be moved by stories of recovery, enlightened by expert insights, and motivated to be part of the solution in combating the fentanyl epidemic. You won't want to miss this powerful conversation on 'Facing Fentanyl.' Subscribe, listen, and join us in spreading awareness.

    We want to thank our sponsor, La Jolla Recovery, www.lajollarecovery.com, for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence-based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor-suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter their belief systems or cultural background will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by-the-sea setting with some of the most passionate and world-class therapists. For more information, visit www.lajollarecovery.com

    Sarah Final Episode: I get sober from Fentanyl for Good. This is what I did. It's been 4 years since and I'm thriving. (S3 Ep 6)

    Sarah Final Episode: I get sober from Fentanyl for Good. This is what I did. It's been 4 years since and I'm thriving. (S3 Ep 6)

    I finally got sober from fentanyl for good. That was four years ago. This is what I did to get and stay sober. This episode shares what treatment looks like and how long it should be for fentanyl users, what sober living is, what support groups are, and what a community can look like. This is my story of making it out of Fentanyl and being a productive member of society.

    We want to thank our sponsor La Jolla Recovery, www.lajollarecovery.com, for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence-based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor-suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter their belief systems or cultural background, will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by-the-sea setting with some of the most passionate and world-class therapists. For more information, visit www.lajollarecovery.com

    Sarah Pt.5: I wake up in handcuffs in the hospital bed after Narcan is delivered to me after the fentanyl overdose (S3 Ep 5)

    Sarah Pt.5: I wake up in handcuffs in the hospital bed after Narcan is delivered to me after the fentanyl overdose (S3 Ep 5)

    I wake up in the hospital bed in handcuffs after overdosing on fentanyl. I was revived with Narcan. I'm trying to make sense of everything. I'm in withdrawal. I can't do it on my own. I feel like facilities are required to keep me sober. You'd think I would stop. I'm feeling so sick I continue. We also go over enabling and tips on stepping away with care and compassion when someone is hurting from fentanyl and opiates.

    We want to thank our sponsor La Jolla Recovery www.lajollarecovery.com, for making it possible to share about mental health. La Jolla Recovery is an evidence-based addiction treatment center providing drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in a tailor-suited manner in San Diego, California. La Jolla Recovery believes in meeting clients where they are at, and no matter their belief systems or cultural background will develop a customized program to break away from substance use disorders in an inspiring by-the-sea setting with some of the most passionate and world-class therapists. For more information, visit www.lajollarecovery.com

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mspaisley ,

Amazing podcast

Will there be more episodes ?

AYTUNES ,

Hearing about hope is what sets this fentanyl podcast apart…

I feel the reason of going to the past is to shine light on what it takes to get out. Hearing real stories about stopping fentanyl and the joy of living life free is what’s beautiful.

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