Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid used as an anesthetic during surgeries and prescribed for pain relief afterwards. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and has factored into an alarming number of opioid overdose deaths across the state and the nation. Like all opioids, fentanyl is extremely addictive, making abstaining from use particularly challenging. Holistic therapies have proven effective at reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms as well as providing anxiety and stress relief. Read more on the dangers of this street drug.

Fentanyl 101: What You Need to Know

Fentanyl overdoses continue to rise, claiming lives nationwide. Learn what fentanyl is, how it affects the mind and body, and how to recognize a fentanyl overdose.

Drug Overdose: Everything You Need to Know

Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Understand the causes and symptoms behind an overdose.

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose?

Due to the rise in fentanyl, opioid overdoses are happening at a higher rate. Learn overdose signs and how using Narcan can save a life.

5 Things to Know About the Opioid Bill

President Trump, who labeled the opioid epidemic a national emergency earlier this year, recently signed the bill ⎼ the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act ⎼ into law. Below are five important components of this law and how they can impact addiction and treatment.

Senate Passes Bill Targeting the Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Senate voted 99-1 in favor of new bills directed at preventing the opioid crisis. See how the proposed laws will impact those suffering from addiction.

Drugs: More Dangerous than Ever

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, fentanyl is being used to lace a wide variety of drugs including marijuana. Learn more about the dangers of fentanyl-laced drugs.

San Francisco Takes Fight Against Opioid Epidemic to the Streets

The city of San Francisco will begin distributing medications that combat opioid withdrawal to those suffering from addiction on the streets. Learn more about how this could impact the opioid epidemic.

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful medication that has been seen in headlines across the country. To learn more about this pain medication, watch the short video.

Avoiding a Dangerous School Year

College students are one of the most at-risk populations for drug and alcohol misuse. Learn how to warn young people about substance abuse before it's too late.