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
You will not be graded on these questions but you need to provide answers to complete this course.
Course Understanding Fentanyl
About Lesson

Marshall Smith discusses how some in society think that addiction is a choice and how “treatment on demand” is a recovery strategy that must be initiated. Next, we hear from Chief Palmer on his support and plan to have treatment on demand and other support for addicts started or expanded. Finally, Smith talks about some of the roadblocks that addicts have going into recovery, including the stigma and shame of being an addict, and how society can help them return to being healthy and engaged citizens.