Recently, we’ve reported stories that involved fentanyl, the killer drug being sold as heroin that is 50 times stronger than heroin. In Canada, it has been said that fentanyl (refered to as “beans” in its pill form) is easier to cop than weed, and has led to 213 overdose deaths in Alberta. However, as fiends are always on the quest to get as zooted as humanly possible, a new drug has emerged on the Canadian scene that is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine. This drug is called W-18. It is distributed mostly in pill form, disguised as OxyContin, but is also slung as a light green powder. According to Alberta Health, 21,000 of the pills have been seized Calgary, Alberta.
He said he was given what he was told was W-18 by a dealer and was doing a small amount of it each day over the course of several days. After doing a line of it that was roughly the length of a quarter and the thickness of a straw, he said, it would kick in after just a few seconds. Soon after, he said he would begin throwing up until his stomach was empty and then would fall asleep for about 30 minutes.
“When you take it, you puke, you pass out—there’s really not much of a fun high that goes with it,” he said. “With fentanyl, you have your opiate high where you feel good, like you’re being embraced by warmth—compared with W-18, doing that’s just really killing your dope sickness with the power of a freight train… it’s not worth the high compared to a bean.”
It is unknown whether the heroin antidote, naxalone, will help revive those who OD on W-18.