Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It has claimed too many victims in New Hampshire. Barbara lost her son Hank at 36 years old. He was a father, a brother, an uncle, and a son. He thought he was using heroin, but instead, it was fentanyl, and he died in his truck after injecting the drug. Now, he’ll never see his five-year-old son, Kallen, again. Often consumed unknowingly by users, illicit fentanyl is responsible for the increase in U.S. drug overdose deaths. It’s important for us to be vigilant using facts and education as the greatest tool in preventing premature loss of life. This synthetic opioid has emerged as a threat, and the resounding truth that demands our attention is clear: There is no safe experience without a prescription.
“It’s not that we’re not aware of the drug problem; we are. People need to be held accountable for what they’re giving people–It’s not heroin, it’s not cocaine, it’s not Percocet – it’s fentanyl.” – Barbara