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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Many counterfeit pills and illicit drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine contain deadly levels of fentanyl.

Each UW System campus provides a wide range of programs, services, and resources for students seeking information regarding alcohol and drug use that include options such as:

  • Explore and assess personal use of alcohol and other drugs
  • Learn about signs and symptoms that indicate harmful use
  • Identify steps to reduce risk
  • Connect with peers in recovery from substance use
  • Get connected with campus and community resources

Each campus has a dedicated team of prevention and education coordinators that are committed to providing education and prevention opportunities for their campus community to help contribute to a safe, inclusive, and healthy campus.

Remember, your immediate actions during an overdose could save a life: call 911 immediately, administer Naloxone (NarcanĀ®), try to keep the person awake and breathing, lay the person on their side to prevent choking, and stay with them until emergency responders arrive.

To learn more about fentanyl, overdose, polysubstance, etc., here are some additional resources.

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Stop Overdose (link)
  • Dose of Reality: Opioids in Wisconsin (link)

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