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. 


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.