Course Content
This educational resource aims to educate our children/young adults in the hope that they will make healthier life choices, build capacity, and demonstrate an understanding of the inherent danger that fentanyl is posing in our communities. While adolescence may be a time to develop independence that can include an element of risk-taking and pushing boundaries, our young people need to understand that there is no “personal choice” when using fentanyl. That choice is taken away and left to the drug dealers and manufacturers. Individuals who experiment with drugs have no choice regarding the mix of chemicals they are prepared to ingest.
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Course Understanding Fentanyl
About Lesson

Michael Taylor asks Vincent if the drug use is fun, as he only sees people sit there like a bump on a log, half like a zombie. Vincent talks about the beginning of his drug use, the consequences of losing everything and the number of overdoses he has had. The scene then shifts to Firefighter Stephen Foellmer from Vancouver Fire and Rescue, who confirms the volume of calls related to drug overdoses has doubled from “what they used to have.” Paramedic Brian Twaites comments on the physical and mental demands the increase of drug overdoses has had on first responders. He also discusses the potency of fentanyl and the “astronomical” amount of Narcan needed to revive overdosed individuals. Drug overdose increases also impact Vincent, who shares his fears about his friends. He talks emotionally about his addiction, but does not answer when asked, “Do you want to get out”? Finally, Kodie Jorgensen talks about relapsing and using fentanyl for the first time.