Fentanyl Information for Students, Parents & Teachers
Due to the growing health crisis across Canada related to the rising numbers of deaths associated with illicit Fentanyl, the Deputy Minister of Education, Curtis Clarke, has requested schools to share vital information so that our students and their families understand the risk of Fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a pain reliever that is more potent than morphine. Illicit Fentanyl may be mixed with, or substituted for, heroin, prescription opiates or other street drugs to strengthen their potency. Substance users are at risk of overdosing when they unknowingly ingest drugs mixed with Fentanyl.
The Government of Alberta knows the importance of informing students and parents of ways to avoid harm caused by the use of illicit drugs, in particular Fentanyl. I am asking for your support by sharing the attached Fentanyl Fact Sheet with junior high and high school students, parents and educators. The Fact Sheet provides information on the potential dangers of illicit Fentanyl and offers reliable information. The fact sheet is posted on the Alberta Health website.