NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK 2022: DAY 1
This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts week! We'll start the week off by acknowledging a drug that has been coming up more often lately and that is fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico. #NDAFW
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