The animal tranquilizer xylazine, which has been linked to severe wounds and amputations, has been detected in nearly 40 states.
VICE | Manisha Krishnan
November 15, 2022
After two years of sobriety, Allie Gramlich began using drugs again in April. This time around, Philadelphia’s street opioid supply was infiltrated with tranq or tranq dope, a mixture of fentanyl mixed and the animal tranquilizer xylazine. The high was non-existent, she said, replaced by hours of unconsciousness followed by intense withdrawal—and when she wanted to come off it only a couple months later, the detox was even worse.