Narcotics and analgesics:Demerol, Oxycontin, Tylenol 3&4, Dilaudid (hydromorphone), Morphine, Codeine, Percocet, Methadone.  Street names: smack, horse, junk, brown sugar, mud, big h, black tar.  Effects: euphoria, drowsiness, impaired driving ability, reduced vision, relief of pain, constipation, decreased respiratory, addiction, coma.  Dangers: malnutrition, infection, risks associated with unsterile and shared needles, reaction to contaminants, AIDS, hepatitis, death from overdose. Detection time: approx. 2 days. 

Opioid Epidemic

  • Almost twice as many people died of opioid overdoses in 2018, then died of HIV at the height of the AIDS epidemic in1993.
  • Heroin laced with fentanyl main culprit
  • Fentanyl is 50-100 times stronger than morphine.
  • ICE stopped enough fentanyl at the border in 2018, to kill every person in the U.S., twice over.