At this point, unfortunately, nearly everyone has been affected by an opioid overdose—whether that's from a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor, friend of a friend—it has worked its way into all of our lives. One of the major reasons for the recent spikes in opioid overdose deaths is the introduction of fentanyl, which is an even more powerful drug.
This week, Mary Simon from Elevate, Inc., Ashley Claussen from the Washington/Ozaukee Health Department, and Pete Rettler from Moraine Park Technical College join me to talk about fentanyl, what to look out for, and how to help those afflicted with substance use disorder.
We also discuss Moraine Park's upcoming lecture series called, "Fentanyl: Facts, Fiction and Future" which is coming to MPTC each Thursday through the month of February, 2023. The events are free and you're encouraged to attend. The sign-up link is below.