Dr. David Deyhimy and I went to middle and high school together. We’ve remained friends through the years and his work in the addiction medicine space has really piqued my interest in the past 8 years. We chat about his “why” in this amazing episode.
With the rise of fentanyl in the illicit drug market, it’s shocking how little Americans know about the scary situation we’re in.
So I got to work and connected him with Orange County Sheriff Sergeant Brian Gunsolley, who’s also been educating the public about fentanyl and its dangers.
Here’s the PDF presentation. The Rise of Fentanyl and How to Talk to Our Kids About It – MENTOR dna
Here’s the full video presentation along with the presentation. Please educate yourselves and share widely to save lives!
Some fentanyl and opioid facts:
- Overdose is the #1 killer of 18-45 year olds in the U.S. Most weren’t intending to use opioids, but their “party” drugs (Oxycontin, Percocet, Xanax, Valium, marijuana, etc) were laced
- DEA reports in 2022, 60% of confiscated illicit pills contain enough fentanyl to kill. Up from 42% in 2021
- 50M seized illicit pill in 2022, up from 20.4M in 2021