HAWAIIAN BEACH — An overdose epidemic has gripped the U!
The city of Houston is the country’s worst-affected city, and it’s only getting worse.
The number of overdose deaths has nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,000 of them being treated for opioid-related illness and complications.
On Monday, the city announced it would decriminalize the sale of small amounts of drugs.
“It is the right thing to do, because of the tremendous amount of harm that this substance can cause, and the significant impact that it has on communities,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a news conference.
According to the Houston Health Department, the state has enacted more than 1,100 laws targeting drugs.
More than 90 of those have gone into effect this year.
It’s hard to know if the new laws will have any effect on the numbers, because the city has not yet reported on the results of those laws.
In addition to drug arrests, police have confiscated more than $50 million worth of drugs, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
While the city is considering the changes, the mayor said the city would continue to crack down on drug use.
He said he wants to be a safe and accepting place, but not a drug-free city.
Fentanyl is the most dangerous narcotic in the United States.
The drug is 80 times more potent than morphine, which is the drug most often used to treat opioid-addicted patients, and 10,000 times more powerful than heroin, which has a half-life of 10 to 20 minutes.
Hospitals in Houston say they are dealing with an unprecedented spike in patients who have used the drug in their care.
One of them is Amanda Lee, a 22-year-old who lives in Houston.
She has been using fentanyl to treat a back pain problem.
She said she is taking a daily dose of the drug for about two hours.
‘I’m getting to the point where I can’t stop,’ Lee said.
‘I’ve been doing it for years.
I’m getting used to it.’
‘You can’t believe how many people I have gotten involved with that were doing it because of this’ The drug, which can be found in pills, liquid or powders, is often used as a fix-all drug in rural areas.
At the same time, it is often found in prescription drugs like Xanax and Percocet, which are widely used in the U