Fentanyl is a highly toxic and dangerous man-made drug that can be found in two forms: the prescription medicine, and the bootleg (illicit) non-prescription street drug.
Prescription Fentanyl is an opioid used to treat severe pain and it comes in the form of either patches or liquid. However, the bootleg non-prescription version is extremely dangerous and can be found in multiple forms such as straight powder, in a press pill or hidden in other drugs like cocaine, heroin, crystal meth or ecstasy. The bootleg version can also be sold on the street as a different form of counterfeit pain medication like Oxycontin or Percocet.
Bootleg non-prescription Fentanyl has caused hundreds of deaths throughout Canada. The powder is the purest form the drug comes in and it only takes an extremely small amount to kill someone.
Click on the links below for more information about Fentanyl.
Fentanyl Alert Discussion Sheet for Teachers
Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Parents
Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Students