THE VIEWS OF SUPPORTERS, PARTICIPANTS, AND OR EVENT HOSTS OF NATIONAL FENTANYL PREVENTION AND AWARENESS DAY ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF FACING FENTANTYL. WE WELCOME ALL AFFECTED FAMILIES AND FENTANYL AWARENESS ORGANIZATIONS AND EDUCATORS TO WORK TOGETHER IN FINDING SOLUTIONS TO ILLICIT FENTANYL AND HELP TO SAVE LIVES.
Deceptive drugs made of fentanyl are killing young people across America at an alarming rate.
Fentanyl is infiltrating our communities through counterfeit pills, cocaine and any other street drug you can name.
Anonymously sold through social media and delivered within minutes. Learn about it now before it kills you or someone you love.
- A film by Dominic Tierno and Christine Wood.
Teens play an important part in saving lives
You don't have to have all the answers, you just have to be willing to share what you know. Without getting into the details of why a forty-something adult isn't as effective as your peers, understand that your power of influence has the capacity to surpass mine. You have the trust of your friends. Maybe you have a lot of followers. Perhaps you just know how to talk to people. A lot of it boils down to the fact that peers make a difference.
According to the lawsuit, "From 2020 through 2022, Snapchat was involved in over 75 percent of the fentanyl poisoning deaths involving children between the ages of 13 to 18 and involving a dealer who was connected with the child via social media." (Learn More Here) The dealers, according to the lawsuit, would sell fatal fentanyl doses that were often counterfeit or disguised as prescription drugs.
Some of Snapchat's features that set it apart from other apps, like automatically deleted messages, are especially attractive to drug dealers, the lawsuit alleges, making illegal activities harder to track.
What parents and teachers should know