Temptation Can Kill With Just One Pill

By Dr. John Rosa


Our children are faced with more deadly challenges than ever before in history.

Going to school is no longer the place where kids come face-to-face with old-time bullies and cliques. Today’s children worry about being gunned down. And, in order to be considered “cool” they are peer-pressured to take pills they know nothing about. And these days, one pill can kill.

The stress that our children live under is unbearable. So, when they are convinced to try a counterfeit pill for fun or stress it’s difficult to resist. So many kids who take a single pill just one time end up dead. The problem is that for someone convinced to try an opioid laced pill for the first time – someone who has never been exposed to opioids – the body cannot tolerate even one grain of Fentanyl. One pill is a guaranteed death sentence. A few years ago there was a college in Colorado that lost 8 students in one semester.

Home Pill Presses Contributing To Deadlier Pills

Anyone can order a pill press machine online and have it delivered right to their door. This kind of easy access is contributing to the wider distribution of deadlier opioid pills. Among the most popular fake pills being pressed today are Percocet and Xanax, both of which are being made with the addition of heroin and/or Fentanyl. Fentanyl has surpassed heroin as the deadliest drug. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid with between 50 to 100 times the potency of heroin and morphine. A dose of less than two milligrams of fentanyl, about the size of a grain of sand, can be fatal.

Just Say “NO” To Any Pill

I urge parents to talk to children of every age about the dangers of taking any pills. If you can, please do your best to establish a “just don’t do it” rule. From the very youngest school children to those in high school and college, you must talk about the dangers openly. Do everything you can to make your children understand that they can die if they are tempted to experiment even once.

The temptation to be seen as “cool” is not worth it. As parents, we must make it our business to educate children thoroughly about the dangers of taking a single pill. Even if one pill doesn’t kill a child, one pill can wreak havoc. It can begin an addiction. It can mess up the brain. It can ruin the rest of a child’s life and along with it, that child’s family’s life.

Gone Is The Age Of Innocence

With everything we humans are exposed to in the digital age, innocence is a quality that gets ripped away from children way too soon. It’s becoming more and more difficult to monitor what children are exposed to. The age of innocence is a thing of the past. And opioid pills laced with deadly ingredients by amoral dealers concerned only with greed is one of the worst nightmares. A new school year always brings new challenges. Pray that your children know how to deal with the challenge of being offered pills. There’s only one answer that will do. A resounding NO!

National Opioid Crisis Expert, Dynamic Speaker And Author, Dr. John Rosa Encourages Education About The Danger Of Being Peer Pressured Into Taking Pills

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Dr. John P. Rosa, opioid crisis expert, author and dynamic speaker, proposes a pre-school educational effort by parents to discuss the fact that anyone can make deadly pills and to avoid being pressured by classmates and others to take any pills because one pill can kill.

ROCKVILLE, MD. August 19, 2019: Dr. John Rosa, dynamic speaker, national opioid crises expert, and co-author of The Recipe for Success with Jack Canfield, posted a new blog on his website entitled, “A Cottage Industry That Kills,” in which Dr. Rosa talks about the ease with which anyone can get their hands on a pill press.

Dr. Rosa writes, “For the most part when you hear the term ‘cottage industry’ you think of baked goods or other homemade items being sold at farmer’s markets or nowadays online.” He continues adding, “Unfortunately there is a new and much more lucrative cottage industry that has popped up and it’s a real killer.”

“This new home-grown industry is counterfeit pills laced with deadly ingredients,” says Dr. Rosa. He goes on to say, “It’s not just teenagers who are being killed by this new cottage industry. Anyone addicted to opioids is at risk as well as innocent family members.” He shares, “I read about a 10-month old baby boy who found a pretty blue pill on the floor. It had fallen out of his father’s pants pocket. The baby, as babies do, put the pretty pill in his mouth and when his parents woke up, the baby was dead.”

As Dr. Rosa points out, “Pill presses are readily available over the Internet for well under $500. Instructions on how to assemble and use these presses are also available online.”

Dr. Rosa encourages, “With school starting soon, please talk to your children about not being peer-pressured into taking any kind of pills. Educating your children to the deadly nature of opioids in general and pills from unknown sources could save your child’s life.”

Read the entire blog at https://drjohnrosa.com/a-cottage-industry-that-kills/

About Dr. John P. Rosa

Dr. Rosa is the Owner/manager of 14 health clinics in the Baltimore/Washington DC metro areas concentrating on musculoskeletal injuries of acute, subacute and chronic nature. He oversees the Integrative Medicine practice group which includes general medicine, Chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year.

Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Creator of 24/7 RnR (Relief and aiding Recovery) an FDA approved analgesic cream. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and clinic management.

Leader in Chiropractic

Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years and serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board.

Opioid Crisis Expert:

  • White House Surrogate/Consultant
  • Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal)
  • State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces
  • Corporate and professional organization consultant
  • Currently forming the Opioid Abuse Prevention Institute

Integrative Medicine Specialist:

  • Board service to Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Consultant on Integrative Medicine to hospital cancer center
  • Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and
  • behavioral medicine in a primary care setting
  • Expert/Speaker – educating primary care, urgent care and hospital medical staff on the
  • Integrative Medicine approach to treating pain patients