We are sharing this information from Public Health - Seattle & King County so that you are aware of the dangers of fentanyl in the ongoing opioid epidemic.
What is fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid drug that is approximately 100 times more powerful than other opioids. Fentanyl is often added to illicit street drugs such as fake pills and white powder. Fentanyl and other opioids cause overdose by slowing breathing and eventually can cause death.
Where has fentanyl shown up locally?
What to do to prevent fatal overdoses:
Many different treatment options are available including medications to treat opioid use disorder. Visit the Washington Recovery Help Line http://www.WArecoveryhelpline.org or call 1-866-789-7511. For local assistance in Neah Bay, including peer recovery coaching, call Makah Recovery Services at 360-645-2461.