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

Michael Taylor shares some of the emotional impacts of Vincent’s drug use, how Vincent’s former school friends want to help him, and that he is not going to give up on his son. Vincent discloses how deeply it bothers him to know he is hurting his father. He talks about his health and extreme weight loss (also demonstrated through photos). Melanie Jorgensen comments on setting boundaries while keeping the “door open” for her son, Kodie, and ensuring that he always knew she loved him. Janice Walker and her daughter share their feelings regarding the emotional impact of Joe’s drug use and subsequent death. Mark Bodie also shares his feelings regarding the emotional effects of Jack’s death. Vincent continues saying he’s “feeling that he wants to stop (the drug use)”, and the life he is living is “really starting to get to (him)”