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 and his son, Vincent, are introduced. Michael tells the story of Vincent’s introduction to “oxy” and then Vincent’s quick addiction to opiates that lead him to go through detox within a month. After detox, Vincent unsuccessfully tries to live at home, only to steal from his parents. Finally, he ends up on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Vincent’s father, with the help of police officer Cst. John Stewart, finds the shelter Vincent is known to reside at and coincidentally sees him (but does not recognize him!).