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.
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Course Understanding Fentanyl
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This sequence looks at drug use from a variety of perspectives. ?Michael This ? sequence looks at drug use from the viewpoint of the family of Joe Walker and Jack Bodie. Janice Walker explains that she always talked to Joe and his sisters about drugs and alcohol and the related realities. She tells us that Joe would choose his drug based on his mood when he woke up. By age 25, she reports that Joe was “done” and “disgusted with drugs and what they had done to his life”. In the next scene, Mark Bodie, Jack’s father, describes his worries about Jack’s marijuana use and his use of “harder drugs”. He reports that Jack promised not to use again and was “upset” and “ashamed,” but Jack was “no match for fentanyl”. Finally, the scene flashes back to Janice Walker, who tells us she doesn’t believe that Joe knew why he took drugs; “he was not an experimenter…it just took him right from the get-go”.