Fentanyl Conversation Starters
Facts and conversation starters to help protect your kids
Fueled by fentanyl, the number of overdose deaths in Oregon has soared since 2019. Many fake pills are made to look just like prescription medications. These fake pills are increasingly common, and fentanyl, an opioid up to 50 times stronger than heroin, may be mixed into counterfeit pills. Even in small doses, fentanyl can cause a life-threatening overdose.
This is a good time to talk to your teens about the risks of fentanyl. Have a calm, direct conversation, and listen without judgment. Work together to make a plan to stay safe. Use the conversation starters linked above for facts and questions to discuss with your teen.
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