The Hidden Epidemic
The Hidden Epidemic – In recent years, the rise in overdose deaths has less to do with increases in the rate of addiction and more to do with exposure to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Why is that? Interestingly, many people who died from an overdose were never addicts. They simply did not know that their drugs contained fentanyl, how harmful this substance can be, and/or what to do in a fentanyl-induced emergency. In this educational webinar, Deidre Fitzpatrick and Dr. Mario San Bartolomé will provide the most up-to-date facts regarding fentanyl and synthetic opioids as well as discuss how harm reduction and prevention techniques can aid in this ever-growing hidden epidemic. Furthermore, they will share how people can easily test drugs for fentanyl and how to reverse its effects if someone is overdosing.