Understanding the Fentanyl Crisis
John Leake, Courageous Discourse, January 4, 2024
Austin Police Department veteran gives excellent overview
Over the last year I’ve heard multiple stories of young people taking what they thought were recreational drugs—or pharmaceutical drugs for recreational purposes—that turned out to be spiked with fatal quantifies of fentanyl.
Fentanyl is making its way into a wide range of drugs, including stimulants. This means that, even if young people believe they are playing with typical party drugs such as cocaine, adderall, MDMA (“ecstasy”) or Xanax, they may in fact ingesting a lethal dose of fentanyl.
By current estimates, 112,000 Americans died in 2023 from accidental drug overdose or poisoning.
That’s twice the number of American servicemen who died in ten years of combat in Vietnam.
An irony resulting from lethal doses of fentanyl turning up in cocaine is that it has prompted more than one Drug Dunce among my old friends to kick the habit cold turkey.
This reminds me of Samuel Johnson’s famous remark:
“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Contemplating the prospect of dying after snorting a line of coke has concentrated their minds wonderfully on quitting.
Ten months ago, Austin Police Department veteran Anthony Hipolito had a long conversation with Dr. Peter Attia about the Fentanyl crisis.
Given that simple prohibition doesn’t work very well with anyone—and especially not with teenagers—parents are facing the imperative the try to discuss this massive problem with their kids in a candid way.
As we try to make sense of news reports of young people dying suddenly and unexpectedly, it’s worth bearing in mind that fentanyl-induced death happens very quickly after the victim consumes the drug.
If witnesses are at hand (within the context of a party or other social event) they will likely observe the victim pass out and stop breathing.
A father’s candid discourse about his son’s life, passing, his long bereavement turned to action.
Thank you, Dad, for your dedication to a solution for this . . .
This is Kathleen: I was invited back to John Volken Academy, here in Vancouver, BC, on Thursday, January 4th, to do card readings with the women.
A whole new group is there now, in recovery. (When my granddaughter was born, my attention, and availability to volunteer shifted.)
It’s been over a year since I’ve visited this therapeutic community; exciting to hear about changes coming – they will have a proper detox facility incorporated into their cluster of buildings.
I stayed for 3 hours, did 10 readings, and was really impressed with this group, many dedicated to giving back, having had their lived experiences, their trauma, to draw upon to effect the changes so needed.
Ascension is happening, we are evolving. We can’t help but evolve.
From the Divine Mother, the Universal Law of Change:
What are the Universal Laws except what we have laid down to help you understand How Things Work?
It is very simple.
So it is an acceptance.
You do not, you can not, it is not possible for you to exempt or divorce yourself from the process and the Law of Change.
You can put your head in the sand.
You can pretend, and some of you are very good at pretending. You have excelled at it.
You can deny, but it does not change what is going on, and that is change, so let me show you.
Let me help you, not only with the acceptance, but invoking this Law of Change to work with it, to be in the flow, to be the constancy of creation, to be the mirror, not only of the Mother/Father One, but the Truth of Who You Are, Infinite, evolving. . .
Your playground is very large.
Your palate is very large.
The human realm, 12 dimensions, 12 levels within each of those dimensions, and then some fine tuning.
So let us begin:
What do you wish to do with this change?
Welcome it, and work with it, understanding you can say to me, “Things aren’t flowing.”
Well, dear heart, that is simply not true. Things are constantly flowing, so what you are saying to me is:
“Things are not flowing in the way that I desire.”
And that is very different, because then I ask you,
Yes, even though the energy continues flowing — “Stop” — think, feel, and re-direct yourself into that flow, so that it can be working with you in ways that are harmonious and in keeping, not just with our truth, but with yours.
You are magnificent.
You would not be here at this time of change, rapid change, if you were not up to it, if you were not fully-prepared and competent.
My Trust in you knows no bounds, and My Knowing of what you are capable of knows no bounds, so stop hesitating.
Stop denial, and get into the flow, sweet angels.
I Am with You.