The state of Michigan, like the rest of the United States, has a problem with Fentanyl. Kalamazoo, Michigan medical examiner Dr. Joyce deJong, released a report revealing that the highly controlled opioid was involved in over half of Kalamazoo County’s accidental overdose deaths in 2017. The drug, often cooked in drug labs clandestinely, is extremely potent and can kill with exposure to only a few grains in its natural state, making it dangerous for even experienced drg users to use. Indeed, several of the dead have multiple other substances in their blood besides just fentanyl, possibly indicating mixtures or other unsafe drug-taking practices.

While it might seem like a far way away, the problems with Fentanyl facing Michigan are notoriously widespread, including to here in New Jersey. If it has affected you or a family member, contact us immediately.


KALAMAZOO, MI — Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine, is listed as contributing to death in more than half of the accidental overdose deaths in Kalamazoo County in 2017, according to a newly released report.


The number of deaths that fentanyl contributed to is the highest on record, Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner Dr. Joyce deJong said.


The 79 total drug-related deaths in the county in 2017 is one death fewer than the 7-year high experienced the year before, according to new data released by the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner’s Office, which includes data from 2011 on.


Of the 79 total drug overdose deaths, 61 are classified as accidental, 12 are suicides, five are indeterminate and one is a homicide. Click Here to Continue Reading

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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