National Fentanyl Awareness Day — Education Can Save Lives

Fentanyl awareness day

May 7th marks the third annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day — established by families who tragically lost loved ones to fentanyl overdoses. It serves as a crucial reminder of the dangers of this powerful synthetic opioid and its devastating impact on communities across the United States.

Fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It’s increasingly being laced into other drugs without the user’s knowledge, making overdoses a terrifying possibility.

National Fentanyl Awareness Day is about education. By raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl, we can empower ourselves and others to make informed decisions and take steps to stay safe. Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Share information: Spread the word about fentanyl on social media using hashtags like #NationalFentanylAwarenessDay.
  • Educate yourself: Learn about the signs and symptoms of a fentanyl overdose.
  • Support resources: Advocate for increased access to harm reduction resources like naloxone, a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses.

By raising awareness and promoting education, we can help save lives. Visit the National Fentanyl Awareness Day website ( to learn more and get involved.

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