Skip To Main Content

Fentanyl Awareness

What’s Happening?

Fentanyl Awareness graphic


There is an imminent threat to the health and safety of our youth that we want to bring to your attention: Fentanyl, a man-made Schedule II narcotic, has reached a growing number of communities of all sizes across Texas and has negatively impacted numerous lives. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that within the last two years:

●     Teen overdose deaths related to Fentanyl have tripled.

●     Over half of all overdose deaths are related to Fentanyl use.

Fentanyl is a manufactured opiate drug used in the medical field to treat severe pain, often administered by paramedics and ER staff in emergency situations. Sadly, an underground market for this drug has developed, and it is often marketed to youth. Even the smallest amount of Fentanyl (that which can fit on the end of a pencil lead) can be lethal. It is often mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, and can sometimes be made to look like candy. It has no color or smell that is detectable, so the teen has no idea that what they are taking has Fentanyl in it. Death from Fentanyl overdose happens when the respiratory system slows or not enough oxygen gets to the brain.


Song for Charlie Presents: "Fentapills - You Need to Know"

Information & Resources for Parents & Students About Fentanyl