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The facts about fentanyl

On April 4, Lindsey Simbeye of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, will be speaking and taking questions on fentanyl at a lunch-n-learn provided by the Douglas County Youth Initiative. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Miller Building Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, in Castle Rock.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. There are two types: pharmaceutical fentanyl and illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The latter has been linked to fentanyl-related overdoses distributed through illegal drug markets because of its heroin-like high. It is often added to other drugs because of its potency, which makes it more addictive and more dangerous.

If interested in attending, RSVP to Lunch is complimentary, but bring your own beverage.

Information provided by Douglas County Youth Initiative



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