Please Help Jefferson County's Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign
Organized by: Jennifer Johnson
Reports recently surfaced that the number of drug overdose cases resulting from fentanyl intake has spiked from two in 2013 to 25 in 2014. The number may be small, but it is nonetheless alarming and can grow in the next few years if it's left unstopped.
Fentanyl is a hospice drug used to anesthetize patients prior to surgery. It is a very strong painkiller and narcotic that can slow down breathing and heart rate, raise blood pressure, as well as cause weakness, nausea and fainting. Overdosing on fentanyl means sure death.
The sad thing is that fentanyl is now being dealt on the streets, along with illegal drugs and other contraband. The Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission is doing all it can to stop fentanyl from proliferating even further. Please do your part by donating to the Commission so it can start anti-drug use campaigns zeroing in on the dangers of fentanyl.