Drug Facts and Prevention
Have you talked to your student about fentanyl?
Fentanyl is the most common substance found in opioid overdose deaths in Arizona – teens as young as 14 years old have overdosed and died.
Illegal fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. This is especially dangerous because people are often unaware that fentanyl has been added. The high potency of fentanyl greatly increases risk of overdose, especially if a person who uses drugs is unaware that a powder or pill contains it. To learn more check out this video.
Know Now: Drug Emojis
The DEA released a tool Emoji Drug Code Decoded in response to the increasing prevalence of drug trafficking organizations using emojis through social media accounts to buy and sell counterfeit pills.
Talk Now AZ
Parents and caregivers have a significant influence in their children’s decisions to experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Use that influence to have open, honest conversations that help you connect with your kids.