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.
Final Assessment Survey
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Course Understanding Fentanyl
About Lesson

This sequence looks at drug use from a variety of perspectives. Firstly, Firefighter Stephen Foellmer from Vancouver Fire and Rescue confirms that they have responded to many more overdoses. Next, Janice Walker quotes Joe and his thoughts about drug use. Vincent then reflects on what he had initially wanted for his future. Mark Bodie shares information that he would like to be able to tell the person who sold the drugs to Jack, the type of person Jack was, and how Jack’s family and friends were impacted, including friends’ subsequent overdoses. He also says, “I would hope to show compassion, love and forgiveness, and a better way of life than one destroyed by drugs.” Finally, Constable Steverding lists the three things learned in Module 2: the fentanyl crisis has caused a considerable strain on police, fire, and ambulance resources; family members are often helpless as they watch their loved ones spiral into addiction. The Taylor, Walker, Jorgensen, and Bodie families have been devastated by the impact of drug addiction.