Substance misuse prevention is a Douglas County Health Department priority. The misuse of prescription or illegally-made opioids is increasing in Colorado, sometimes resulting in overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic (man-made) opioid that can lead to fatal and non-fatal overdose. Fentanyl is 50 times more powerful than heroine and 100 times more powerful than morphine. It can be deadly even if taken in small doses.
Learn more about the risks associated with fentanyl use as well as resources to prevent overdose.