Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, approved for treating severe pain. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. However, illegally made fentanyl is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often mixed with other drugs —with or without the user’s knowledge—to increase its euphoric effects. For information on Fentanyl, visit the sites listed below.

Fentanyl Awareness (dea.gov)

Fentanyl Facts (cdc.gov)


National Fentanyl Awareness - Watch this four-minute "Counterfeit Pills — You Need to Know" video with the teens in your life and then have a five-minute conversation with them about the dangers of fentanyl and fake pills. Visit National Fentanyl Awareness Day | May 7th website for information on illegally made fentanyl and have that conversation.