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fentanyl facts

Why no community is safe

fentanyl

Unintentional and often fatal overdoses of FENTANYL have increased dramatically, and the drug has become the leading agent in fatal drug overdoses. Many of these overdoses occur in people who do not intend take fentanyl, which can resemble or be combined with other common drugs of abuse (heroin, cocaine, and prescription pain medications). Tiny doses of fentanyl are deadly. It is essentially invisible, and has no smell or taste. Learn more below about this public health crisis.

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Podcast: Fentanyl, Opioids, & Addiction. A conversation with John Bayles of the Recovery Resource Center

In this special podcast, we spoke with John Bayles, Program Director of Jefferson County's Recovery Resource Center. We discussed the fentanyl crisis: What is it? How it is part of a broader problem of opioid addiction and overdose? How do people end up ingesting fentanyl without setting out to do so? What are the implications of how potent the drug is?

We also had an opportunity to have a broader discussion about drug addiction. Please take 30 minutes or so to listen to the podcast.

Fentanyl & the Opioid CrisisALL IN MTN BROOK
00:00 / 35:35
Podcast

Podcast: Fentanyl, Opioids, & Addiction. A conversation with John Bayles of the Recovery Resource Center

In this special podcast, we spoke with John Bayles, Program Director of Jefferson County's Recovery Resource Center. We discussed the fentanyl crisis: What is it? How it is part of a broader problem of opioid addiction and overdose? How do people end up ingesting fentanyl without setting out to do so? What are the implications of how potent the drug is?

We also had an opportunity to have a broader discussion about drug addiction. Please take 30 minutes or so to listen to the podcast.

Fentanyl & the Opioid CrisisALL IN MTN BROOK
00:00 / 35:35
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Narcan

How to get Narcan / naloxone in Jefferson County

It is free, easy, and they will mail you Narcan nasal spray.

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