Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that's responsible for an alarming number of overdose deaths across the country. The drug is often mixed into other drugs like pills, powders, and even marijuana, making it difficult to detect and increasing the risk of accidental overdose. At the Campbell Police Department, we're committed to raising awareness about the hidden dangers of Fentanyl and providing resources to help keep our community safe.
Know the Facts
Six key facts you need to know about this crisis. Learn more about fentanyl, key safety tips, and risks at fentanylawarenessday.org.
Illicit fentanyl is being used to make fake prescription pills and is also found in common street drugs like cocaine, MDMA and heroin.
Often consumed unknowingly by users, illicit fentanyl is driving the recent increase in U.S. overdose deaths.
Fake pills have been found in all 50 states. Assume any prescription pill you see online is fake, including Oxy, Percocet, Adderall and Xanax.
Fake pills are the main reason fentanyl-involved deaths are fastest growing amongst youth.
Fentanyl is involved in more American youth deaths than heroin, meth, cocaine, benzos, and RX drugs COMBINED.
Fentanyl is involved in more deaths of Americans under 50 than any other cause of death, including heart disease, cancer, homicide, suicide, and other accidents.
Don't wait until it's too late
If you or someone you know uses drugs, it's crucial to understand the risks associated with Fentanyl. Just one dose can be lethal, and the drug is often sold on the street under different names, making it difficult to know what you're really taking.
Take the first step towards protecting yourself and your loved ones by learning more about the hidden dangers of Fentanyl. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Campbell Police Department. Together, we can make our community safer and stronger.