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Fentanyl Facts

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Fighting the Fentanyl Crisis

Five Texans die every day, on average, from fentanyl poisoning. Understanding the dangers of fentanyl is crucial in reducing the threat it poses to you and your loved ones.

What is Fentanyl?

  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50–100 times more potent than morphine.
  • Even in small doses, fentanyl can be deadly.
  • Over 71,000 Americans died from fentanyl in 2021, an increase of 23 percent from the previous year.

  • Many fake pills are made to look just like prescription Xanax (bars), Percocet (perk), opioids (painkillers) like Vicodin and Oxycodone (oxy), and stimulants like Adderall (addy).

  • Fake prescription pills that are widely accessible can contain deadly doses of fentanyl.

  • Fake pills are often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms — making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including teens and young adults.

  • Texans should only take legitimate pharmaceutical medications prescribed by medical professionals and dispensed by pharmacists in the U.S.

Signs of an overdose:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Face is extremely pale and/or feels cold or clammy to the touch
  • Body goes limp
  • Fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • Vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • Cannot be awakened or unable to speak
  • Breathing or heartbeat slows or stops

How to save a life:

  1. Call 911 right away
  2. Try to wake the person up
  3. Give naloxone, if available
  4. Begin rescue breathing or CPR
  5. Turn the person on their side to prevent choking
  6. Stay with the person until emergency services arrive

Street Names for Fentanyl:

Apache, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfellas, Jackpot, Murder  8, Tango & Cash  

Emoji Drug Code*: 

Percocet & Oxycodone Xanax Adderall Dealer Signals High Potency  Universal Sign for Drugs Large Batch
💊 🔵 🅿️ 🍌 💊 🍫 🚌  💊 A-🚆 🤑 👑 💰 💵 🔌 🚀 💣 💥  🍁 🍪
Meth Heroin Cocaine MDMA Mushrooms Cough Syrup Marijuana
🔮💙🧪💎 🤎🐉 ❄️🌨️⛄💎🎱🔑😛🐡 ❤️⚡❌💊🍬 🍄 🍇💜🍼 💨🔥🌴🌲😯🍀

Source: Drug Enforcement Agency