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:
impaired cognitive function
disruption of the normal developmental process
hindered academic achievements
Common drugs and
their street names
(Oxycotin, Tylox, and Percodan)
(Valium, Xanax, Restoril, Ativan, Klonopin)
(Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Focalin, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin)
The substances listed above are also commonly laced with Fentanyl*
*Source: Summit County Public Health
The Facts About
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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?
unsuspecting bystanders who may come into contact with the powerful opioid.
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.
Helpful Information About
Naloxone is a safe and legal medication that can save the life of someone who is overdosing.
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
Slow Heart Beat
Slow, irregular or stopped breathing
Unresponsive to voice or touch
How do you respond to overdose using Naloxone?
Step 1: Shake & Shout
Step 2: Call 911
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.
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
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.
Where can I find fentanyl test strips?
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.
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.
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!
Dancesafe offers fentanyl test strips for a low price online. To receive these harm reduction items visit their website to order and receive.
How do I use fentanyl test strips?
Step 1: Select your sample
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
Insert the wavy side of the test strip into the mixture for 15 seconds
Step 5: Read Results
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
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
Take the strip out of the mixture and place it on a flat surface for 2 to 5 minutes
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