Fentanyl Use

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Fentanyl is an opioid that is much more toxic than other opioids, such as heroin, morphine, methadone or codeine. This makes the risk of accidental overdose with fentanyl much higher. Fentanyl is being cut into other drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and counterfeit pills that are made to look like other prescription pills (like ‘oxycontin’ or ‘Percocet’).

There is no easy way to know if fentanyl is in drugs. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it.  Any drug can be cut (mixed) with fentanyl and even a very small amount can cause an overdose.

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