You can read more about administering naloxone and how to respond to an opioid overdose here
You can find more information on how to properly use fentanyl test strips on the Rhode Island Department of Health website
Find more information on how to respond to an overdose from the Harm Reduction Coalition here
Watch for a safer injection demonstration with tips for wound care
Learn how to safely dispose of used needles and search for local disposal locations here
Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause liver damage and inflammation. Many folks who have HCV do not know it. HCV is spread primarily through the sharing of injection equipment. The best way to avoid getting HCV is to use NEW unused cottons, cookers, rigs, wipes, and waters every time you use. Try to not share supplies. If you shoot meth, heroin, or other opioids, get tested regularly.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 times as potent as heroin. People use fentanyl because it is cheap to manufacture and a small amount goes a long way. Many individuals consume fentanyl without knowledge while others use it intentionally because of its potency. Learn more.