It will take your breath away...forever.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid narcotic. It can appear in the form of pills, powder or liquid and has contributed to or caused hundreds of deaths across the country. In Manitoba, law enforcement agencies have found illicitly manufactured fentanyl being sold in:
- pill form sold as fake oxy's and other club drugs
- powder form sold as heroin or fent
- powder form mixed into other drugs like cocaine, crystal meth, and on blotter papers disguised as "blotter LSD"
Manitoba is coordinating a provincewide response to the growing concerns over the illegal use of fentanyl and other illicit opioid drugs.
Planning is underway for the provincial distribution of naloxone, a medication used to block the effects of opioids (including Fentanyl), especially in overdose. Take Home Naloxone kits will be made available free of charge to individuals at risk of opioid overdose across the province.
Call 911 for emergency
or call MB Addictions Helpline
Toll Free 1-855-602-6605
There are many different agencies in Manitoba that can help.
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
General Enquiries 204-944-6200
Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre
Youth Addictions Centralized Intake Service
Health, Seniors and Active Living
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority