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UPDATED MAY 2022
What is Fentanyl?
Pharmaceutical fentanyl is an opioid that is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) is circulated through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. Fentanyl is rapidly growing in popularity due to its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.
Why is Fentanyl Dangerous?
Synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. IMF is mixed with other drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine and then made into pills that resemble other prescription opioids. The high potency of IMF significantly increases the risk of overdose, especially if the user is unaware the drug contains Fentanyl.
Signs of Overdose
Recognizing the signs of opioid overdose can save a life. Here are some things to look for:
Below are additional resources related to the dangers of Fentanyl:
UPDATED MAY 2020
JASON FLATT ACT
Suicide Prevention Plan, Crisis Intervention and Professional Learning
The Jason Flatt Act (KSA 72-8260) was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the governor in spring 2016. As a result of this law, each building will have a crisis plan that will include:
So that this information is in the hands of those working closest to the student, each school will provide suicide awareness and prevention training for all school personnel. The content of this training can be accessed at https://youtu.be/iJiKx2hfeWQ.
JUUL & OTHER E-CIGARETTES
UPDATED MAY 2020