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Essential Resources for Opioid and Fentanyl Education 

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Opioids & Fentanyl

Dangers of Opioid Use

Engaging in opioid and substance use at a young age can have negative impacts on physical and mental health.

 

The misuse of these substances can lead to:

  • respiratory depression 

  • overdose

  • impaired cognitive function

  • disruption of the normal developmental process

  • hindered academic achievements

  • death

The dangers of opioid misuse

Common drugs and
their street names

 	Two blue oxycontin pills on a gray background. The left one with an ‘M’ stamped into it, the right with a ‘30’ in the top half of the pill.

Oxycodone

(Oxycotin, Tylox, and Percodan) 

 	Two white pills on a gray background. The top pill has ‘G 3729’ stamped into it, the bottom pill has a line in the middle of the pill.

Alprazolam

(Valium, Xanax, Restoril, Ativan, Klonopin)

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Amphetamine

(Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Focalin, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin)

Bag of white powdered cocaine on a black background with the word ‘Cocaine’ written in white letters across the bottom of the image.

Cocaine

Bag of white powdered heroin on a black background with the word ‘Heroin’ written in white letters across the bottom of the image.

Heroin

Bag of white powdered Methamphetamine on a black background with the word ‘Methamphetamine’ written in white letters across the bottom of the image.

Methamphetamine 

The substances listed above are also commonly laced with Fentanyl*

*Source: Summit County Public Health

The Facts About

Fentanyl

6 out of 10 

Pills Contain A Potentially 

Lethal Dose

Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid drug and is 100X stronger than Morphine.  It is commonly mixed with other drugs such as cocaine, oxycodone, and Adderall. 

It is common for fake prescription pills to be laced with fentanyl. They are often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms. 

Who's at risk?

  • Casual users

  • partygoers

  • experimenters

  • regular users

  • unsuspecting bystanders who may come into contact with the powerful opioid. 

Source: NaturalHigh.org

Be able to spot the difference between real and fake prescription pills

Click below on the prescription pills you think are fake to learn how to spot the difference.

Two blue oxycontin pills on a gray background. The left one with an ‘M’ stamped into it, the right with a ‘30’ in the top half of the pill.

Oxycodone

 	Two orangish reddish adderall pills. The left one with an ‘b’ stamped into it over a ‘973’, the right with a ‘2’ on the far left of the pill and a ‘0’ on the far right divided by a line down the middle. Black text claiming ‘Authentic Adderall (20mg) written above the two pills.

Adderall

Long rectangular off white pill on gray background. ‘Xanax’ written on the front of the pill. Black text stating ‘Real’ above white pill.

Xanax

Helpful Information About

Harm Reduction

Naloxone

Naloxone is a safe and legal medication that can save the life of someone who is overdosing.

A black and white drawn image of a hand holding a pink Narcan Nasal Spray 4mg, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication.
Harm Reduction

Naloxone quickly reverses an opioid overdose. It is safe and easy to use. Anyone can legally administer it and potentially save a life. ​ Naloxone will have no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system. It is safe to use on pregnant women and children. If you are even unsure whether someone is experiencing an opioid overdose, administer naloxone! 

How to recognize an opioid overdose

A person experiencing an opioid overdose may exhibit the following signs or symptoms

Clammy, Pale Skin

Blue Lips or Skin

Pinpoint Pupils

Pinpoint pupils
White drawn image of slow, irregular, or non-breathing lungs on black background.

Slow Heart Beat

Slow, irregular or stopped breathing

Unresponsive to voice or touch

Unresponsive to voice or touch

How do you respond to overdose using Naloxone?

Step 1: Shake & Shout

Step 2: Call 911

White stick figure unresponsive from Naloxone overdose on black background step 1: the shake and shout. A white cartoon fist is shown over the chest area with two arrows on either side pointing toward it, showcasing the shake and shout technique for this emergency.

Try to wake the person up. If there is no response, grind your knuckles on the center of the person's chest for 10-15 seconds.

The Third Party Naloxone Law allows for a person other than a healthcare provider who acts in good faith to administer Naloxone to a person who is believed to be suffering from an opiate-related overdose. You must stay with the person until help arrives

Step 3: Give Naloxone

Step 4: Prepare to Give a Second Dose

Watch the video below for step by step instructions on how to administer Narcan/Naloxone. 

If the person does not wake in 3 minutes, give a second dose of Naloxone.

If the person starts to breathe normally, turn them on thier side to prevent choking. 

Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Step 5: Stay with the Person

Naloxone wears off in 30-90 minutes. You must stay with the person until emergency services arrive. Cooperate with EMS and law enforcement.

Step: Stay with the person.  	White cartoon ambulance on white dotted road on black background.
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Source: Summit County Public Health

Naloxone Availability in Summit County

Free at the Following Locations:

  • Summit County Public Health 

  • Summit County Sheriff's Office

  • Red, White, and Blue Fire protection district

  • Summit Community Care Clinic Pharmacy

Available, over-the-counter, at the Following Locations: 

  • City Market Breck, City Market Dillon, Safeway

  • Walmart, Walgreens

  • CVS inside Target

Fentanyl Test Strips

Test strips are a valuable tool for detecting the presence of fentanyl in drugs, but they do not provide information on the quantity or potency of fentanyl.  

	Ten green and blue Fentanyl test strip examples on black background.

Where can I find fentanyl test strips? 

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SummitSafe offers free fentanyl test strips and Narcan by order.

 

Visit their website to order and receive education pamphlets on how to use fentanyl test strips.

Visit their website by clicking their logo

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Summit County Public Health is a new distribution site for Fentanyl Test Strips. You can walk in during business hours to get FREE test strips or find them at local events.

Receive their address by clicking their logo

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High Rockies Harm Reduction offers fentanyl test strips and Naloxone for free. Place an order online through their website or visit them at one of their events! 

Visit their website by clicking their logo

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Dancesafe offers fentanyl test strips for a low price online. To receive these harm reduction items visit their website to order and receive.

Visit their website by clicking their logo

How do I use fentanyl test strips? 

Step 1: Select your sample

 	White cartoon arrow points into a blue container on black background. Showcasing how to use Fentanyl test strips.

Find a container to test in (it is common to use a plastic water bottle cap). Place a small amount of the substance into the container 

Step 3: Insert Test Strip

 	Blue and white cartoon Fentanyl test strip example on a black background. Arrow demonstrating how the strip works.

Insert the wavy side of the test strip into the mixture for 15 seconds

Step 5: Read Results

Blue and white positive Fentanyl test cartoon on black background. A blue arrow shows that one line means positive test.

A single pink line on the left-hand side indicates that fentanyl has been detected in your drugs.

 

It is much safer to discard the batch. 

One Line is POSITIVE

Step 2: Add water and mix

Light blue water bottle pouring darker blue into a blue lid with a black background. This is further demonstrating how to use Fentanyl test strips.

Add water to the substance and mix together

Please note: For most drugs, you need ½ teaspoon of water. If you are testing methamphetamines, use1 full teaspoon.

Step 4: Wait 2 to 5 minutes

White cartoon timer on black background. Half of the timer is filled in with blue, indicating half the time has passed. This is demonstrating the time needed to complete the Fentanyl test.

Take the strip out of the mixture and place it on a flat surface for 2 to 5 minutes

 		Blue and white negative Fentanyl test cartoon on black background. A blue arrow shows that two lines mean a negative test.

Two pink lines indicate that fentanyl  has not been detected in your drugs.

 

Remember that no test is 100% accurate and your drugs may still contain fentanyl even if you receive a negative result. 

Two Lines are NEGATIVE

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