In some of our articles, we have talked about the effects of drugs and their consequences on our health. And it is that these types of substances can make us feel really good, but can also cause us psychological, physical, economic, family and social problems.
Even worse, some drugs can cause death by overdose, and one of them is the new drug known as ‘gray death’. According to experts, the deadliest of all.
In fact, this drug is a combination of psychoactive substances, some of which are well known. Before continuing with the article, you can watch the following video.
“Gray death” has already claimed several victims
A new drug is wreaking havoc in the United States because of its danger. In recent weeks, the US authorities have sounded the alarm because there have been several deaths due to the use of the drug “gray death” which, according to the investigators, it can be fatal in a single dose. So far, several people are known to have lost their lives in the states of Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
This medicine is similar in appearance to cement. However, what lies behind this stone-like drug is nothing more or less than a cocktail of psychoactive substances that can take the person on a journey of no return. Gray Death is made up of heroin, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid called O-47700, and carfentanil, an elephant sedative. The name gray dead perfectly defines the appearance and harmful effects of this drug.
A deadly drug cocktail
This drug cocktail is highly toxic and contains substances that are very harmful to the human body.. No one doubts the danger of some of these substances as is the case with heroin. But one of the most harmful components of this drug is carfentanil.
Carfentanil is an elephant-sized animal sedative which has become popular in recent times because it is also consumed separately i.e. not as part of this drug. Hundreds of doses of this substance have been confiscated in the United States in recent months. Dr. Rob Hilsenroth, CEO of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, previously warned of its deadly effects in an interview with Efe. However, this drug continues to be exported to the United States from China, where it has no control. Hilsenroth claims that carfentanil is up to “ten thousand times more potent than morphine,” and was even among the substances being studied as a chemical weapon.
Regarding gray death, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch says “there are chemical compounds in this drug that are very dangerous”, and warns that “gray death is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 times stronger than morphine ”.
Aware of its deadly effects, the Tennessee Research Department called on authorities to take higher precautions than those used with other opioids, as they say just by touching this substance, an individual may die of an overdose as the drug is absorbed through the skin.
A very deadly drug
The truth is, this drug is extremely deadly. Being a mixture of substances, the reaction in a person’s body can be very negative. Many drugs found on the street may contain different drugs at once, but in general the active ingredient is usually more or less clear. When you ask a scientist what is being investigated, he will answer you: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy … In the case of this drug, he can tell you: I don’t know!
And is that in the composition of gray death were also found a mixture of other substances in addition to those mentioned, for example, cocaine. However, this drug is considered a synthetic opioid.
Opiates kill about 30,000 people a year in the United States each year, and in fact more than 100,000 Americans have died from overdoses last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Without a doubt, the state of Ohio is a state hard hit by this type of drug, because according to the records of this organization, a total of 3,050 people died from heroin and other overdoses of opiates.
- Heroin is the most famous opioid, you can read more about this drug in our article: “Heroin: symptoms, effects and types of abstinence”
New drugs emerging in recent years
The drug trade is a very lucrative business, so drug dealers are always looking for ways to grow and earn more money. This is why, in recent years, new drugs have appeared or have been marketed for other psychoactive substances which may have ceased to be fashionable.
Just a few months ago, we talked about a powerful and deadly new substance known as Flakka (you can read the article at this link) which was wreaking havoc and was known as’ madness at $ 5 ”for its low price. We also echoed a drug called Tucibi (2CB) which is back in fashion in the upper class for its hallucinogenic effects.
And another case that has caught the attention of experts in recent years is the drug Krokodil, which causes really frightening effects on people who use it.
- If you wish, you can read more about this substance in our article: “The frightening effects of a new drug: ‘Krokodil”