- What is Gray Death?
Gray death is an illegal combination of opioids that is highly addictive and can be fatal. It is a synthetic drug that is even more potent than heroin. The components of the substance can vary, but it often contains some combination of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil.
- What does Gray Death look like?
Like its name, Gray Death has a gray, ashy color, and can come in powder or rock form. It can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, so any sort of contact with it can be dangerous or even fatal. It can be smoked, injected, snorted, or taken orally. Because touching or breathing in even minuscule doses can be fatal, if you are around Gray Death, take extreme caution not to touch or inhale it. Call the police to handle its removal safely.
- What are the effects and symptoms of Gray Death?
People use Grey Death to achieve a euphoric high, and/or to escape pain and achieve numbness. The physical effects of Grey Death include depressed breathing and heart failure, which is what makes the drug so deadly. Other effects include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shrunken pupils, and lethargy.
- Can you reverse a Grey Death overdose?
Because Grey Death comes in many different forms, drugs like Narcan that can reverse an opioid addiction may or may not be effective in the case of a Gray Death overdose. It is worth administering it, but it may not be effective. Always call 911 if you suspect an overdose of any kind.
- Who uses Gray Death?
Every case is different, but usually, people who have tried and become addicted to other opioids are more likely to try Gray Death. Even legal drugs, like prescription painkillers, are opioids and can be abused and dangerous. Gray Death is so highly toxic, and so easy to overdose on in its various forms, that users often die from it before even having time to use it often enough to become addicted.