Series: Drug epidemic in the USA: Carrie numbs her heartbreak with fentanyl

Carrie Grady still bears the marks of violence on her body.

Series: Drug epidemic in the USA: Carrie numbs her heartbreak with fentanyl

Carrie Grady still bears the marks of violence on her body. Long scars on his forearms, deep abrasions on his face, crusty notches on his neck.

A few days earlier, Carrie was beaten on the street in Kensington. She had dared to inject other addicts with Tranq Dope who were no longer able to do so themselves.

“This is our business,” told her the dealers who gave the shots in the throat for a fee – and drove them out of the drug district by force.

“Those are the laws in this lawless area,” Carrie says dryly.

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