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Fentanyl Crisis in Young America: The Vital Role of Digital Education in Combatting Prescription Drug Misuse

Fentanyl Crisis in Young America: The Vital Role of Digital Education in Combatting Prescription Drug Misuse

The youth fentanyl and prescription drug misuse crisis in America is growing due to increased access to potent drugs like fentanyl and ignorance of their lethal impact. There's been a doubling of overdose deaths from 2019 to 2021, largely due to counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl, affecting mostly individuals aged 35 or younger. This demographic is particularly vulnerable due to misperceptions and poor understanding of opioid risks. In response, initiatives to educate youth about prescription medication dangers are emerging. Notably, 'Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth,' a free digital course for teachers to educate students, is updated to tackle current issues like counterfeit pills and social media drug trafficking. It's set to reach 250,000 students next school year, utilizing peer discussions and real-world scenarios. This effort is vital in combating the youth fentanyl crisis.

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