Skip to comments.Dilbert Creator Scott Adams' Teenage Stepson Dies of Fentanyl Overdose
Posted on 10/02/2018 5:07:08 AM PDT by simpson96
Scott Adams, the creator of satirical comic Dilbert, is mourning the loss of his 18-year-old stepson who died of a Fentanyl overdose.
The 61-year-old cartoonist revealed the heartbreaking news through a video on his Periscope, which was shared Monday.
Fighting back tears, Adams explained he received a call from his ex-wife over the weekend telling him that the little boy I raised from the age of two was dead.
Adams then said coroners found a fentanyl patch on his stepson Justins arm, and it is believed that he died of an overdose.
Adams also explained Justin was trying to score Xanax, a sedative that can treat anxiety and panic disorder, but is also known to cause paranoia, impair memory and judgment and suicidal ideation.
While Adams was visibly shaken up over Justins death, he explained his stepson battled addiction for a very long time. It all started when Justin sustained a serious head injury after being involved in an accident at 14-years-old.
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“...Its very, very powerful. 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin,” he said. Depending on the grade, about 40 times more potent than heroin.
The CDC estimates that fentanyl is 80 times as potent as morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin. Classified as a Schedule II drug by the federal government, its medical uses are typically pain management following surgery or for chronic pain.
He’s calling for the execution of Chinese pharmaceutical executives. He makes a very strong case.
Very sad. RIP. Condolences to Mr. Adams.
Horrible. Prayers up for Scott and his family.
Well, thank you China for yet another dead American youth!
A patch? So this drug can actually be administered involuntarily on another person in their sleep?
sad indeed and condolences to him and family. he could be a powerful force in the building war on drugs/opioids if he so chose.
Very sad to hear; prayers for the family.
prayers for him and his family.
I watched some of his live feed yesterday where he discussed it. Heartbreaking.
Yikes. Condolences to Scott Adams and the remainder of Justin’s family and friends.
Police have been overdosing on fentanyl just for touching a container with it inside.
Thumbing through twitter I clicked on his live feed and heard it, heartbreaking, RIP. I have lost one in my social circles to “Pink” from China, I wonder if it is the same drug. Another in my outer circles lost a child and it may or may not be related to the after effects of addiction. China needs to step up to the plate, ditto that all the countries making this junk.
Quite the Bummer...
He had a patch so does that mean he had a prescription for it?
Maybe. But those patches are sold on the black market too. The user chews on them, or a portion of them.
Gloves, masks, and being around it constantly, tolerance.
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