Colombian entered the “zombie neighborhood” of fentanyl in the United States, this is what he found

Juan Díaz, a renowned Colombian YouTuber, made the decision to enter the world of drugs in Philadelphia, one of the largest cities in the United States. who has suffered in recent years from excessive consumption of fentanyl and other psychoactive substances.

This is not the first time that a person has entered the neighborhoods with the highest number of consumersHowever, the Colombian managed to show first-hand the real situation experienced by hundreds of people who are addicted to different types of drugs in the United States.

Díaz entered Kensington, a neighborhood that developed rapidly, but is also characterized by being an area that in the 80s became famous for heroin consumption, a situation that is repeated with the new fentanyl fever.

Juan began his film record by commenting that although some streets look clean and are apparently visited by families and children, There are places where you can see different people taking drugs, people who decided to tell part of their story to the Colombian YouTuber..

In the images, a man could be seen lying on the ground, completely unconscious due to fentanyl consumption. “Wish me luck,” Díaz said as he entered one of the places with the most drug users in the United States.

“We are going to really know what is happening with this fentanyl problem,” he said, as he approached a man named Andrew who began to tell his story as a consumer, “I’m here for drugs, I came for heroin, but that’s not what I want anymore, I want fake fentanyl,” said the interviewee.

Andrew came from New Jersey to Philadelphia for fentanyl, where he says it is more accessible; However, when asked about how he sees himself in the next five years, he replied that he will probably die, since has not been able to stop using fentanyl, despite trying.

A man is found lying on the ground after using fentanyl in Philadelphia | Photo: Youtube/PlanetaJuan, the drug that is destroying the USA/frame: 6:50

At another time, Díaz decides to interview a couple who is using the dangerous drug. The man claims that, despite going 96 days without having used heroin or fentanyl, he decided to use other types of drugs: “I’ve been on the streets of Kensington longer than anyone here“, said.

The woman interviewed by Díaz, also a fentanyl user, showed a strange condition on her fingers after consuming fentanyl. The drug made her fingers twist and she can’t move them easily.

An interviewee shows Juan Díaz the skin burns he had after consuming fentanyl
An interviewee shows Juan Díaz the skin burns he had after consuming fentanyl | Photo: Youtube/PlanetaJuan/The drug that is destroying the USA/frame: 8:51

Last year, some 107,000 overdose deaths were recorded in the country.compared to more than 111,000 in 2022, which represents a decrease of 3%, according to preliminary figures.

The leading cause of the overdose crisis in the United States is currently fentanyl, an extremely powerful and addictive synthetic opioid. The number of fentanyl-related deaths fell from more than 76,000 in 2022 to just under 75,000 last yearaccording to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“While the apparent stabilization of the number of deaths compared to previous increases is encouraging, nothing indicates that the fundamental structural factors of this crisis have changed considerably”, warned Joseph Friedman, a researcher specialized in this topic at the UCLA University of California.

Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world | Photo: supplied weekly
 
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