National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 7 is National Fentanyl Awareness Day

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Americans are dying at alarming rates due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid.

Currently, fentanyl is being found in nearly all street drugs, including cocaine and heroin, and in fake pills being sold on social media and in communities across the country.

´╗┐Fentanyl is now involved in more deaths of Americans under 50 than any other cause, including heart disease, cancer, homicide, suicide, and other accidents.

Watch & Talk. Show the video below to the young people in your life. In less than four minutes, it explains the dangers they face from illicit fentanyl and fake pills, and how to stay safe. Then use the discussion guide to get a conversation started.

Recognize & Respond. Learn the signs of an overdose and how to respond. Locate naloxone (Narcan) near you and be prepared to call 911.