Face the Fentanyl

  •  Fentanyl is an addictive synthetic opioid that is used as an anesthetic and for severe pain management
  • It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 40 times more than heroin
  • Between 2010 and 2014, Fentanyl was a factor in 577 deaths in Ontario
  • At the core of the issue is Fentanyl is being added into other drugs (for example,cocaine), and is increasing the overdose/death rate of users
  • Health Canada estimates that a lethal dose of pure Fentanyl for a typical adult is as little as two milligrams, which is approximately the size of a few grains of table salt

Please visit the Niagara Region overdose prevention webpage for more information:

Visit the Niagara Region Overdose Prevention website 

Fentanyl Public Safety Infographic