Fentanyl - Opioid addiction, part 6

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Abstract:

This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid sometimes used to treat patients with severe chronic pain. It explains that fentanyl can be made legally as a prescription drug or made illegally in an underground lab and sold for its heroin-like effect. It discusses how illegal fentanyl is used and identifies its side effects, clarifying that most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose and death are linked to illegally made fentanyl. The document includes information about carfentanil, a fentanyl-like drug sold as heroin that is much stronger, and naloxone, a safe and effective medication to use in opioid-related overdoses. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.

Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Country of Origin:
United States
Medical Reviewer:
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Other Reviewer:
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
Community Participation:
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Country:
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Resource Creation Date:
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
9/22/2017
Record Last Updated:
4/12/2018

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English
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Video: View (MP4, 12.8 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 3.51 MB)
Spanish
Document: Open (PDF, 114 KB) Split Screen (PDF, 114 KB)
Video: View (MP4, 9.34 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 3.07 MB)