Sunday, August 21st marks the first National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness DayTM created to remember the lives lost from illicit fentanyl poisoning and acknowledge the devastation caused to loved ones and communities all over the nation. Over 150 people die each day from an overdose related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
Affected families and organizations will share lived experiences and educate as many people as possible about fentanyl poisoning. Help contribute by raising awareness in your community. Below are a variety of resources to share including videos, social media graphics, one-pagers, and links to other organizations related to this cause.
If you have a loved one who passed away from fentanyl poisoning and would like their life commemorated in the DEA’s exhibit, The Faces of Fentanyl, submit their photo and name to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to social media using the hashtag #NationalFentanylAwarenessDay.
Social media graphics:
- Fentanyl Facts
- Facing Fentanyl
- Fast Facts on Fentanyl and Protecting Children from Digital Dealers
- Prevent an Opioid Related Death
- Opioid Prevention Toolkit
- Learn ways to create a strong substance use prevention message in your community
References: cdc.gov; https://facingfentanylnow.org/