The Daily "ECHO"

The Daily Echo: The Fentanyl Crisis and why Everyone Should be paying attention to it. Anthony Hipolito and Peter Attia:

March 27, 2023

Watch the full episode and view show notes here:… Become a member to receive exclusive content: Sign up to receive Peter’s email newsletter: Anthony Hipolito is a sheriff’s deputy in Hays County, Texas with over 24 years of experience in law enforcement. In this episode, Anthony discusses his work to spread awareness about illicit fentanyl use and the drastic increase in accidental overdoses, especially in young people. Anthony explains the deadly nature of fentanyl, including how many counterfeit drugs are now being laced with deadly doses of fentanyl. He breaks down how fentanyl is being brought to the US and how younger and younger kids are being targeted. Additionally, Anthony discusses his goal of spreading awareness to our communities and provides important advice for what parents can do. We discuss: Intro – 0:00:00 0:00:08 – Anthony’s life of service in law enforcement 0:03:46 – Fentanyl: medical use, recreational use, and the recent rise in prevalence 0:13:12 – The story of a teenager dying from an accidental overdose of fentanyl 0:20:32 – The scope of deaths being caused by accidental overdoses (the majority of which are from fentanyl) 0:27:10 – How young kids are being targeted, and how fentanyl makes it across our borders and gets distributed 0:35:21 – What happens to a person when they overdose 0:40:28 – Whether laws around drug possession are helping or hurting, and the need to focus on helping people that feel the need to take these counterfeit drugs 0:47:16 – How fentanyl is being added to all kinds of drugs that you wouldn’t expect 0:52:21 – What can we do as parents? 0:56:15 – Narcan: a treatment for opioid overdoses 1:03:44 – Importance of awareness, having conversations with kids early in life, and other key takeaways for parents ——– About: The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast focusing on maximizing health, longevity, critical thinking…and a few other things. With over 45 million episodes downloaded, it features topics including fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more. Peter is a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity. His practice deals extensively with nutritional interventions, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, emotional and mental health, and pharmacology to increase lifespan (delay the onset of chronic disease), while simultaneously improving healthspan (quality of life). Learn more: Connect with Peter on: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Subscribe to The Drive: Apple Podcast: Overcast: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Disclaimer: This podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing, or other professional healthcare services, including the giving of medical advice. No doctor-patient relationship is formed. The use of this information and the materials linked to this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content on this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they have, and they should seek the assistance of their healthcare professionals for any such conditions. I take conflicts of interest very seriously. For all of my disclosures and the companies I invest in or advise, please visit my website where I keep an up-to-date and active list of such companies.

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