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Just This Much Fentanyl Is Fatal

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medication 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Carfentanil is even more potent—100 times stronger than fentanyl. These drugs are illicitly sold and lethal in extremely small amounts (see image). It is impossible to know how much of—and even whether—either drug might be mixed with other illicitly sold drugs. This phenomenon is increasingly common and a cause of over 70,000 opioid deaths in the USA and Canada in the past year. This makes intervention to get drug-dependent persons in treatment more crucial than ever. Talk with professionals knowledgeable about intervention if you are concerned about a loved one. Start with UR Medicine EAP. Also, consider joining a suitable support group to help you energize your desire to end your enabling of your loved one and to empower change in the relationship that makes treatment non-negotiable.

Source: www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/fentanyl-and-carfentanil.aspx

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 9/8/2021

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