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The Opioid epidemic is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. *In 2019 the misuse and addiction to opioids including prescription pain relievers, and heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, claimed the lives of almost 50,000 people.
The following serves to inform educators and parents about opioid use, signs of overdose, and provides information about effective treatment that is available and can save lives.
*Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
If you or someone you know is currently experiencing overdose symptoms, call 911 immediately.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid, like heroin or morphine, but 50 - 100 times stronger. It is a prescription pain killer used to treat severe pain, especially after surgery. Fentanyl has recently been in the news because of overdose deaths linked to people unknowingly taking dangerous amounts that were mixed with other drugs or medication. This is causing overdose deaths in Santa Clara County and throughout the country.
Inform your students and youth about the signs of opioid overdose. Posters and flyers are available for download.
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