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

VPD Constable David Steverding reviews what was learned in Module 1 and introduces the topic for Module 2: The Impact of Fentanyl. He shares that the same four families from Module 1, the Taylors, the Walkers, the Jorgensens and the Bodies, will give their accounts. He mentions that family members and friends are often overlooked when people state that “drug use is a victimless crime.” VPD Chief Cst. Adam Palmer talks with Sergeant Mark Steinkampf and introduces the topic of the impact and stress on First Responders (police, firefighters, paramedics). Paramedic Brian Twaites addresses many emergency responses by Emergency Service Responders.