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

While viewing the overhead scene of a park, emergency personnel are heard communicating regarding a 17-year-old overdose victim, Jack Bodie. Jack’s father shares the events surrounding Jack’s death. VPD Cst. David Steverding is introduced as a senior veteran of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. He highlights the recent increase in overdoses and his desire to discover why this is occurring at an alarming rate. A very brief history of other drugs is given, leading up to the problem of fentanyl use, overdose, and death.