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Fentanyl Awareness

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid – a painkiller. Fentanyl can be prescribed by a doctor, as well as is illicitly manufactured.

Illicitly-manufactured fentanyl (IMF) is sold through illegal drug markets for heroin-like effects. Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine to increase euphoric effects, with or without the person who is using the substance’s knowledge. The lethal dose of fentanyl is 2 milligrams.

To learn more, visit the Fentanyl Takes All webpage. 

2mg Fentanyl
Fentanyl lethal dose
Fentanyl Idaho Statistic

Addiction is a medical disease.

And there is help.

  •  SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanishfor individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
    • 1-800-622-HELP (4357)
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment & Recovery Service Locator
  • Other local Community Resources

Words Matter

Person First Language identifies the person before the diagnosis, changing the focus to what a person has rather than what a person is. 


  • Patient (instead of) User
  • Person Who Uses Drugs (instead of) Druggie
  • Person In Recovery (instead of) Former Addict
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