Which blue has a deadly dose of fentanyl?
No one can tell.
Why are young Arizonans losing their lives at an alarming rate?
They are taking pills they think are prescription painkillers like Oxy or Percs.
But they are really counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a very powerful opioid drug.
Opioids are a class of drug used to treat pain.
All opioid drugs come from the poppy plant.
Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Prescription fentanyl is used for treating severe pain, typically advanced cancer pain.
Illegal fentanyl is made in Mexico by drug cartels. It is not the same as prescription fentanyl.
Opioids slow down heart rate and breathing.
Everyone has opioid receptors in their brain and throughout the body. Opioids attach to these receptors sending messages to the central nervous system to slow heart rate and breathing. Whether it’s prescription opioids, heroin, or illegal fentanyl, they all look the same to the brain.
What does fentanyl look like?
An invisible killer laced in nearly all street drugs.
This amount of fentanyl can kill you
If you see someone who may be overdosing on drugs and/or alcohol, immediately call 911!
Remember Good Samaritan Law
Don’t be afraid to call 911 if you’re at a party where drugs and alcohol are present, and/or you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You cannot get in trouble because you are protected by the Good Samaritan Law.The Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 to get help for others who are overdosing without fear of being arrested for having or using drugs.
Prevent the worst, put yourself first.
➥ Never take a pill not in its original packaging.
Because no one can tell if a pill contains a deadly dose of fentanyl.