Drug cartels add fentanyl, a synthetic opiate mixed with many illicit drugs to make them more potent and addictive. Fentanyl is 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Just a few grains of fentanyl are lethal. Kids succumbing to fentanyl poisoning die accidentally because they took illicit drugs without knowing they are laced with fentanyl.
Apps such as WhatsApp or Snapchat are commonly used to purchase drugs. Watch for signs of substance use and opioid use disorder, be informed, get help, and be proactive! Because fentanyl poisoning is now the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG 18-45-YEAR-OLD Americans. Contact us for information.