The Dangers of Fentanyl

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a very cheap and extremely addictive drug. Drug dealers are dangerously mixing illegally made fentanyl w​​ith, and disguising it as, other common drugs like oxy, percocet and xanax to increase profits. This process is not regulated and does not undergo any kind of quality control. Drug users have no way of knowing what they are getting in illegally-purchased drugs, and as little as two milligrams of fentanyl (two grains of sand) can kill a person.


Fentanyl is everywhere: an estimated 250-500 million pills made with fentanyl are in circulation in the U.S. at any time. This doesn’t even account for powder drugs made with fentanyl such as cocaine, MDMA (molly/ecstasy), or heroin.


The practice of cutting drugs with fentanyl is relatively new, so public awareness is low. Educating the public about this crisis is the first step to reversing the tragic outcomes.

Facts about Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid. 

  • POTENT: Up 50x stronger than heroin and 100x stronger than morphine.
  • LETHAL: A few grains of sand worth can be lethal. (as pictured above)
  • SYNTHETIC: Not plant-based. Made in a lab. 
  • OPIOID: Pain reliever like oxycodone, morphine and heroin.
  • EASILY HIDDEN: Fentanyl can be in any drug including fake pills of oxycodone and Xanax.