What is Gray Death?

'Gray Death,' is a New Opioid Mixture. which is basically fentanyl, heroin and other opiates mixed together. The opioid – which looks like a concrete mix – is a highly potent combination of heroinfentanyl (a synthetic opioid), carfentanil (which is also used as an elephant tranquilizer) and U-47700 (a synthetic opioid).   Since this drug is created in illegal underground labs, users can’t possibly know exactly what they are ingesting or how potent it is especially since no two batches are alike. In addition, drugs like “gray death” are so strong, they can be absorbed through the skin and can affect someone who simply touches the powder. Gray death’s potency and low cost are part of its attraction for users. It can be purchased for only $10.

What does "Gray Death" look like?

Gray Death has the appearance of fine, powdery cement or chunky concrete.

How is "Gray Death" abused?

Gray Death may be swallowed, injected, smoked or snorted.

How does "Gray Death" affect a person?

Common opioid effects include feelings of euphoria and alleviation of pain. "Gray Death" is abused to attain a euphoric high.

What are the health effects/risks of using "Gray Death?"

Drowsiness, mental confusion, nausea, constipation, slowed breathing, lightheadedness, fatigue and weakness may accompany the use of any opioids. A large single dose of an opioid can cause severe respiratory depression or death. The use of "Gray Death" has been compared to a game of Russian roulette. First responders claim overdose victims can require several doses of Narcan or naloxone to revive them if victims can be revived at all.

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