CDC "Stop Overdose" Fentanyl Facts

CDC article providing basic information about fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin. It explains the two types of fentanyl, pharmaceutical and illicitly manufactured, and their respective uses. The article also highlights the dangers of fentanyl-laced drugs and provides tips for detecting them. 

CDC "Stop Overdose" Naloxone

CDC article providing a brief overview of naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. It explains how naloxone works, how to use it, and why it’s important to carry it. 

Song For Charlie

Song for Charlie is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about fake pills made of fentanyl, founded by Ed and Mary Ternan after the loss of their son Charlie, who died from taking a fake fentanyl pill. They encourage young people to choose healthy coping strategies over self-medication by providing education about the prevalence of fake pills and offering alternatives for managing stress. 

The New Drug Talk for Families

This is a link to Song For Charlie's "The New Drug Talk for Families," providing essential guidance on addressing the risks associated with illicit fentanyl. Because it is increasingly found in other drugs and has led to a significant rise in drug-related fatalities, adolescents are especially vulnerable, emphasizing the importance of having open discussions with them. This resource offers practical tips and valuable resources to assist you in these important conversations with your child.

Stop The Void

As referenced in the movie. “Dead on Arrival” is a documentary film that exposes the devastating impact of the fentanyl epidemic on regular people. The film explores the stories of four families who lost loved ones to fentanyl as well as its larger impact on communities by highlighting the manufacture, counterfeiting, marketing, and distribution process that allows fentanyl to sneak into anyone’s home. 


An article from the NIH discussing naloxone (Narcan), a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose and can be administered by non medical professionals. Included in the article is an explanation of how naloxone should be given, precautions that need to be taken, and the difference between tolerance, dependence, and addiction to opioids. 

Avoid Opioids- Counterfeit Drugs (SD): Written resources and infographics on a variety of drugs and distinguishing real pills from counterfeit. 

DEA One Pill Campaign: General facts, statistics, and graphics on fake pills. 

DEA Operation Prevention Counterfeit Drug School Resources: Downloadable educator guide and video series created for grades 9-12 about counterfeit drugs. 

CDC Stop Overdose: Resources for understanding opioids, stopping overdose, and what addiction treatment may look like. 

DEA Just Think Twice: Videos, articles, quizzes, and more on substance use—messaging directed at teens. 

Mothers Against Drug Addiction and Death A wonderful group that is always looking for more people to help.