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What You Need to Know About Fentanyl Training

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin or morphine. Fentanyl is often mixed into other substances or marketed as substances other than fentanyl, such as prescription medications. This can be dangerous because individuals often consume fentanyl without knowing it or meaning to, which can result in accidental overdoses or death.

The DEA Laboratory has found that of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of ten now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.

In this information session you will learn: - What is Fentanyl - What are Counterfeit Pills - Risk Factors for Accidental Overdose - Preventative Measures for Accidental Overdose

Speaker: Kara Sepulveda

Kara works for Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) which was awarded the Overdose Data to Action grant through the Department of Public Health (DPH) in March of 2020. This grant addresses the surging opioid crisis in the greater New Haven area; focusing on response to drug overdoses, strengthening public health interventions to prevent the misuse of opioids, improving protective behaviors, increasing our communities' awareness and reducing drug overdose morbidity and mortality.

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