More and more substances are being laced with fentanyl. In just two years (2018-2020), King County saw a 167% increase in the number of fentanyl overdose deaths. Keep scrolling for life-saving steps EVERYONE can take to bring the death count down.
Fentanyl is a very strong opioid. An amount about the size of two grains of salt can cause a deadly overdose within seconds of hitting your system. Fentanyl is randomly mixed into pills and powders, meaning that ANY illicit pill, line, bump, or hit could be the one that causes an overdose—even if another one didn’t. Thankfully, there’s an antidote that is FREE, LEGAL, and available confidentially: Naloxone, a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses.
No matter what your situation is, there is a way for you to get FREE naloxone for yourself and your friends:
Confidentially order online to have naloxone mailed to any address. It even arrives in plain packaging to protect your privacy.
Find local access sites and mention “Laced & Lethal.” You won’t be asked for your name, ID, or legal status—or even asked about naloxone.
Overdoses can happen fast. Learn how to administer naloxone before you need it: You may save your friend’s life.
NOTE: Naloxone reverses overdoses, but it’s not the ONLY medical attention someone will need. Always call 911, and remember the Good Samaritan law: If you seek medical assistance in a drug-related overdose, you and the victim cannot be prosecuted for drug possession.
When someone overdoses, they’re not able to administer naloxone to themselves. Just like designated drivers save people from getting into car accidents, YOU can save people from overdosing accidents. Let friends know that you carry naloxone, and where you keep it. Friends don’t let friends use alone.