As if the opioid epidemic isn't bad enough already all around the country, there's a grim prediction in Connecticut.

When will it stop? That's a question on the lips of people all around our nation. If this new report is any indication, the answer is no time soon

In a report from nbcconnecticut.com Connecticut's chief medical examiner is painting a very unpleasant picture, while offering some pretty dour predictions about the number of drug overdose deaths in the state. And Fentanyl is making more of it's presence known.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill is saying that he expects over one-thousand people to die from overdoses in the state in 2017 which is a tremendous jump from five years ago when only 357 people died from overdoses. Gill is projecting that more people will die from overdoses of fentanyl than from heroin.

Fentanyl has gone as far as passing heroin as the most common of opioid abuse. An article titled Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse published in narconon.org says that Fentanyl is one of the strongest opiate drugs on the market. The article also states that:

Fentanyl very quickly creates a tolerance to high doses, so a dose that is adequate for the intended high one week will probably not create that intended high even a few days later.

Sadly, I see no end in sight. That said, if you, or someone you know, needs help, please take advantage of this helpline offered by Narconon that is available 24/7 at 1 - 888 - 775 - 1893