Educational Purpose:

  • The purpose of the Education portion of the toolkit is to provide our community with up-to-date, consolidated information about fentanyl. This can prevent parents from accidentally finding false or outdated information, and it provides community members with easy access to this important knowledge.

    Fentanyl Facts:

    • "In 2023, DEA seized more than 79.5 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. The 2023 seizures are equivalent to more than 376.7 million lethal doses of fentanyl."
    • Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid most commonly found in fake pills, is the primary driver in this alarming increase in poisoning deaths.
    • 2mg, the amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is potentially enough to kill an average American.
    • Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms, making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors.
    • Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids.
    • Naloxone should be given to any person who shows signs of an opioid overdose or when an overdose is suspected.

    What to do in case of an emergency?

     

    Arizona's Good Samaritan Law: 

     

    Arizona's Good Samaritan Law protects those who report an overdose from being arrested. 

Resources:

  • There are local resources available for mental health support. There are numerous organizations and licensed professionals across the Valley. The Tempe Union High School District Crisis Team hopes you find this list a helpful place to start. The inclusion of a professional or service does not indicate the district’s endorsement.

    Local: 
    The Pathway Program -  Top drug and alcohol abuse rehab treatment center for teens and young adults in Arizona.

    Maricopa County: 
    Maricopa crisis hotlines

    SAMSHA National Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) factsheet - External Link

    Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) resources - External Link

    *While the Tempe Union High School District strives to make all information provided timely, accurate, and appropriate, the District makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the services that may be provided by any organization listed on this site. Reference on this site to any specific service or organization does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by TUHSD. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory is provided by the District to any person that chooses to engage these organizations.

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