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In the Know Podcast: Fentanyl

By October 31, 2022November 1st, 2022Uncategorized

In the Know host Ellen Padnos sits down with Dr. Alice Kuo and Dr. Ian Kramer, both members of the MBUSD Medical Advisory Board, to learn more about fentanyl and how parents can help protect their children. Its prevalence as the next epidemic and major parental concern has hit us like a ton of bricks. A synthetic opioid, fentanyl is 40-50X more potent than heroin and 80-100X more potent than morphine. It can be found in many forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that can resemble sidewalk chalk or candy – rainbow fentanyl has been identified as a new trend. Dr. Alice Kuo and Dr. Ian Kramer share details on their experiences with children today and their impressions on the potential impact that fentanyl and other gateway drugs have on growth and mental well-being. Listen Here.

More information and resources on combatting fentanyl are available from the California Department of Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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