Aug 29, 2019
The rise of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids is unlike any drug crisis in U.S. history. Limiting policy responses to existing approaches will likely be insufficient and may condemn many people to early deaths.
Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, are now the driving force behind U.S. opioid-involved overdose deaths. Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids have increased tenfold since 2003 and were involved in more than 30,000 deaths in 2018. Watch the video to learn more about how fentanyl is impacting lives.