This Fentanyl Presentation Card provides Fentanyl and opioid epidemic information.
The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are at an all-time high and there is a record number of prescription drug abusers turning to the streets for a cheaper high. Opioids are highly addictive, making it easy for this epidemic to continue.
Fentanyl and the Opioid Epidemic
As opioid abuse becomes more prevalent, it is important that people are educated on how devastating these drugs are.
Whether you’re talking to high school students or adults, this presentation card is a valuable resource. It explains exactly what fentanyl is and the role it plays in the current opioid epidemic. Fentanyl is a man-made synthetic opioid created to reduce the extreme pain from cancer, surgery or used as an anesthetic. It is one of the most powerful drugs on the market, over 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more powerful than heroin. The drug is not legal or made to be used outside of a medical setting. However, illicit laboratories are producing this drug and over 15 other analogues derived from it, and selling it on the streets. It causes overdose and death across the country. Most users don’t even realize they are taking it, because this deadly drug is commonly found mixed with heroin and other drugs or made into counterfeit prescription pills.
Fentanyl and Overdose
The rack card details that a Fentanyl overdose is quick and deadly. Overdose can begin even before the drug is fully injected. Overdose victims will have difficulty breathing, clammy skin, loss of consciousness, seizures, pinpoint pupils, low blood pressure and slowed or no heart beat. Synthetic opioids deaths have risen 540% in the past 3 years. Fentanyl is the number 1 cause of drug overdose deaths, the first drug to ever surpass heroin.
In conclusion, Fentanyl is cheap, easy to hide and strong. A much smaller dose of Fentanyl can have the same effects as a larger dose of other opioids. Which is why it’s so deadly. Analogues or variations of the drug were created to avoid drug bans and keep the drugs flowing freely.
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