Fresh Start Clinics will soon have FENTANYL TEST STRIPS which will save lives by helping individuals assess risk of their drug supply.
FENTANYL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 times as potent as heroin. People use fentanyl because it is cheap to manufacture and a small amount goes a long way. Many individuals consume fentanyl without knowledge while others use it intentionally because of its potency.
- Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid that has been used in clinical settings since 1968. It is often used during surgery and for pain management.
- Fentanyl is often described as 80-100 times stronger than morphine or about 50 times stronger than heroin.
- Fentanyl moving through the street market comes in a powder form and can be injected, smoked, or snorted. It has also been found in other drugs, like heroin, meth, cocaine, and pressed pills.