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

VPD Sgt. Pete Sadler, a 36-year veteran with the Vancouver Police Department, talks about the long-term outcomes of drug use. Outcomes like prison, severe problems with parts of the body shutting down and death are possible. He explains the toxicity of fentanyl and that there is “a possibility of dying each and every time (you use fentanyl).” RCMP Sgt. Eric Boechler discusses that there is no quality control in the production of drugs; people have no idea of the potency of their mixtures. VPD Inspector Bill Spearn informs that fentanyl is found in almost every hard drug seized and detected in a majority of illicit drug overdoses. VPD Constable David Steverding shares what he has learned so far through this module (addiction is everywhere, fentanyl is in many street drugs, it doesn’t matter how fentanyl is used, and there are serious health consequences, including death). The module closes with a short segment from Jack Bodie’s family regarding the toxicity and related organ damage of fentanyl.